Your First Visit
On your first visit, you can expect to have a conversation with Dr. Unger about what's bothering you. He will use your health history to determine which orthopedic, neurologic, and chiropractic tests will be used to search for the source of your symptoms.
At that point, Dr. Unger will explain to you what he has found and what he recommends for treatment. If you're a candidate for chiropractic care, he may perform your first adjustment on this visit. Of course, he will not do anything until talking to you about it first, accepting you as a patient, and getting your permission to treat you.
If you're not a candidate for chiropractic care, he will recommend you to some of the top doctors in our area who specialize in the care you need.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for four to 12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care four to eight times per month for six to 24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor one to four times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.