What to Expect

At lifeforce chiropractic we strive to identify and remove the underlying source or imbalances at the root of your distress, it is more than simply providing a temporary treatment for symptoms. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the highest quality of chiropractic care. Gentle adjusting techniques help reduce disturbances so your body or child’s body can resume working as it was designed. Better health is the natural result when the brain and body have clear communication pathways.

Intake forms

When you get here, you’ll be warmly greeted and be asked to complete our new patient forms. To save you time on your first visit you can down load them HERE and email or bring them with you. This paper work provides us with your health history so we can better serve you.

First visit

Discovery

The purpose of this visit is to find out if we can help you. We will sit down with you and discuss your current health situation, your expectations and goals and assess whether you’re a good candidate for our chiropractic care. If we think we can help you we will then conduct a thorough examination. You should allow one hour for your first visit.

Examination

The purpose of this examination is to locate the cause of your problem so we can develop a plan to help you. We’ll assess your body, how well it is functioning, along with checking the integrity of the communication system that powers it. We perform a complete chiropractic examination as well as neurological, orthopedic, postural, and special computerized analysis. (subluxation station) this gives us a ‘snapshot of your health.’ After we gather all of this information, Doctor Watkins will need time to study the findings that is why we generally set another appointment to review the findings with you. There are times however, under special circumstances when we can begin care on the day of the first visit at the doctor’s discretion.

Second visit

We will have studied the results of your exam and tests and correlated them with your history and consultation. On this visit we will explain your results in a way that is easy to understand. We will tell you what we found, what needs to be done, how long that might take and how much that will cost. We will answer all your questions and give you information to take home. Our practice enjoys high levels of patient satisfaction as we explain everything in advance. Our main objective is always to determine your goals and if chiropractic care in our office is the best means for you to reach them. Once that is established we put a plan in place to restore your health. Care typically begins on the second visit. You should allow 30 min for this visit.

Regular visits

A typical visit will be much shorter, but just as important! As well as discussing your progress, Follow-up visits will involve repeating a few important markers from your initial examination. This way we can continue to monitor your improvement. Your care will involve spinal adjustments-these are gentle and specific movements to the spine and are performed differently depending on your age and type of spinal problem. Other techniques may include extremity adjusting, cranial adjusting and various muscle techniques. With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up the condition of your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way. (Occasionally, as with new injuries, a subsequent visit may take a little longer. We make sure that every patient gets the time they need). Most follow-up visits only take about 5 to 15 min. We respect your time and in most cases you will be seen at or very close to your scheduled appointment time. Every part of the care in our office contributes to the process designed to restore your health and wellness. So while you will likely have more frequent visits in the beginning of care you will be seeing progress with each step along the way! And Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and you can lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.

Affordable care and family plans

Our focus at Lifeforce chiropractic is to actively help you and your family in taking responsibility for your health. We are convinced that chiropractic care will help you stay healthy and function at your optimal level, using only a small amount of your time and money. We truly believe that prevention through regular chiropractic care will allow families to live a great quality of life. In an effort to make living the lifeforce advantage lifestyle as easy and affordable as possible, we can create customized individual and family savings plans specific to you and your family. We offer a variety of flexible payment options No matter what the situation; we always work hard to make care affordable for you.

What to expect after your first adjustment

What happens after your first adjustment is going to be largely determined by your body according to its own health priorities. How fast you respond to care will be dependent on how much interference there is in your body and how well you can adapt and ‘hold’ your body in adjustment. With this first adjustment, you will likely experience a new level of brain-body connection. People often report after their first adjustment: Feeling more relaxed, Feeling less pain in their area of complaint, more energy, Feeling of more awareness in the rest of their body (sometimes they will realize that other parts of their body that have been suffering as well), Feeling more connected. We even hear ‘chiropractic miracles’ responses, which is really just the miracle of their own body being able to connect with itself and perform its regular self-regulating and self-healing functions. A small percentage of people will experience either little to no change in their body or potentially even an adverse response to the adjustment. Though the possibility of this is low, we understand that it took time to get to where you are and it takes time for your body to heal and sometimes we don’t like parts of the healing process but we stay true to our philosophy that less interference within the body allows for more health and there is no process that does not take time. Remember we are working with your body’s wisdom and it does the healing.