What to expect
A comfortable and professional environment is awaiting you at Dr Borman and Associates Chiropractic. We are here to provide proper care for your injuries and work with you to help you achieve your treatment goals.
We believe that your time is important so we will always see you at exactly your appointed time. Nothing is worse than waiting for a doctors appointment. We get it and we respect it.
One of the most important parts of your visit is consultation, where you and one of our doctors will discuss the pain or discomfort you are feeling, talk about your medical history, explore how and why the current situation may have started, and discuss how your condition has progressed. All of this information is important to help our doctors determine the best steps to alleviate your pain, and identify an individualized treatment plan that meets your goals and returns you to a healthy, pre-injury status.
One of our doctors will carefully examine the area of pain or discomfort in order to diagnose the problem. You can expect that we will try to understand your problem by using our ears and our hands and our minds. By a process we call "finger walking" we can literally map joints that are under stress and tight muscles within your body to develop a plan for healing them. You can also expect that we will look at and consider the function of your entire body as a whole. For example, many headaches come from upper neck problems but the upper neck issue can not be fixed without considering the lower back problem that created the continuing twist in the neck. Just like the Leaning Tower of Pisa; the upper floors look the most out of place yet the fix for the problem lies in the foundation.
Our gentle, safe and effective treatment methods are designed to give the body time to adapt to a new position and pattern which makes it ideal for acute severe pain and chronic pain disorders as well. Our doctors will combine gentle specific chiropractic mobilization and ultrasound to help restore proper alignment while relieving swelling and pressure on nerves soothing aches and pains.
You can expect that we will not rush through your treatment. We will spend a minimum of twenty minutes with you each visit even on simple and uncomplicated cases. For involved issues, the doctor will more likely schedule a forty minute appointment to insure that the treatment in thorough and effective. In extreme cases we have been known to devote an hour or more to a patient in dire need.
Dr Borman and associates practices a slow and gentle highly specific stretching of joints called joint mobilization that can alter problems that are months or even years in the making without destabilizing joints or traumatizing ligaments. Other therapy methods can include the use of cold packs, dry needling or massage. If needed, additional therapy options will be discussed.
Following the consultation and examination, our doctors will discuss what they have discovered during the examination and how those factors could be contributing to your current situation. Patients are encouraged to ask questions during their entire visit, but especially during this phase when treatment options are discussed. Patients who have not previously received chiropractic care can expect additional explanation from one of our doctors during this phase to make sure they understand and are comfortable with the treatment plan they recommending.
Depending on your specific condition, one of our doctors will also provide home care instructions and follow up recommendations to help you reach your goals. The goals of these recommendations is to prevent your condition from worsening or returning. Our goal is leave your body in a healthy and self-sustaining condition.
What We PROVIDE:
- We also provide instruction in exercise tailored to you particular condition and treatment.
- We provide expert guidance in the selection of the correct bed to ensure a full and restful sleep.
- We provide expert advice on the selection of the best pillow and instruction on how to use that pillow to support the neck.
- We provide on-site expert analysis of x-rays, CAT scans and MRI imaging by a trained radiologist.
- We provide full body massage performed by fingers which listen to the needs of your body rather than imposing an external form learned by rote.
- We provide a full service health care that realizes that your health comes from inside your body, not from inside a bottle.
- We provide full body care not limited to the spine: feel bent over, feet are swollen and going numb, osteoarthritis of the knees or hips, we can relax the muscles and stop the progression of pain.