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Second Day

(45-75 Minutes)

On this Visit the results of your evaluation and specific X-Rays will be gone over with You and Your Spouse in great detail. If your condition Qualifies for Care, and the Doctor Accepts your Case this means that the Doctor believes your condition can be helped through Upper Cervical Care.

The Doctor will let you know:

  1. How long it should take to see improvements in your condition.
  2. How long before your spine is stable and Healthy.
  3. What to expect during the course of Care.
  4. How many visits it will take.

However, if he cannot manage to help you, he will tell you that too.We pride ourselves in being thorough and spending the necessary time for each individual. Your questions are welcomed and we will gladly take the necessary time to explain the answers.

The Adjustment

There is NO Twisting, Cracking, or Popping with the Adjustment. After the Adjustment Expect to Rest About 45-60 min. This is to help re-enforce and stabilize the area. We encourage a long rest period because we have seen patients improve faster this way. This is a very important part of the procedure. Then a post-Adjustment Spinal Scan will be done to ensure the quality of the Adjustment. If the Interference was removed then a follow up
visit will be scheduled.

Follow-Up Visits

(20-30 min)

These visits will help determine how you are doing, if you need another Adjustment or if your body is healing/improving as it should. All of the Specifics will be discussed in the Care Plan.

Do’s and Don’ts

Before and after each Upper Cervical Adjustment, it is vital that these measures be taken to protect your adjustment. Adhering to these guidelines will ensure the speediest recovery and help you reach your optimal health potential. We encourage you to ask questions about Upper Cervical Chiropractic when you have questions. The better you understand why we do what we do, the more you can help us help you.

Before each office visit:

You will be required to acclimate (get used to) the temperature in our waiting room by removing all jewelry from the neck area and turning down turtlenecks to expose the neck. This will require you to wait 10 minutes before you can be scanned. This is an extremely important step and cannot be skipped. Our instrument is temperature sensitive and vitally important to determining care for your visit. If you need an Upper Cervical Adjustment that day, your visit will last about 30 minutes. If not, your visit will last about 15 minutes.

Avoid the following before office visits:

  • 4 hours before your appointment; NO over the counter drugs, pain relievers (Example: Tylenol, Excedrin, Advil), antibiotics, or antidepressants.
  • 2 hours before your appointment; NO caffeine, cigarettes, or chocolate, or use of heating pad on your neck or back.
  • 30 minutes before your appointment; NO sugar or candy.
We are measuring brainstem and nerve function; the above products alter our readings. We must have accuracy in these readings in order to assure success in your case. Please let us know if you have used any of the above products or other prescription drugs before we test you.

Avoid the following for at least 24 hours after an Adjustment: (For all Upper Cervical patients)

  • Repetitive arm motions (sweeping, vacuuming, yard work, etc.)
  • Bumps, jolts, and vibrations (mowing or tilling, running heavy machinery, etc.)
  • Overhead work (reaching overhead and looking up)
  • Never sleep on your stomach with your head turned to one side
  • Never use big, thick, fluffy pillows

Do the following:

  • Keep all your appointments at your appointed time. This “schedule of appointments” is set by the doctor for your speediest recovery.
  • You are expected to be on time for all of your appointments. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call and reschedule for a better time.
  • Drink 8 glasses of clean water, either spring/purified, or reverse osmosis, (not tap water), per day
  • Start walking. Walking on even surfaces helps strengthen your adjustment and builds strength and stamina.
  • Rest flat on your back with pillow under your neck during the middle of the day (10 to 20 minutes). This helps maintain your adjustment.
  • Let the doctor know of any slips, falls, bumps or other injuries, no matter how insignificant.
  • Sleep with a pillow designed to contour and support your neck, either flat on your back, or on your side.
  • Include your family in your care. The more your family understands Upper Cervical Health Care, the more support they can provide.
  • DO NOT expect us to treat your symptoms! The adjustments we make are NOT designed for pain or symptom relief. They are designed to release the healing properties of the body, so the body will heal itself. As the body heals, symptoms will go away. Be a patient (patient).
  • Adjustments are ONLY given when our tests says you need one. Please don’t expect an adjustment based on how you feel.
  • If you have a problem with any of these, please let us know immediately so we can resolve the issue before you start something you cannot finish.