Goal #1: Remove the Cause of Your Pain
Many times, when patients start care in our office it is because they suffering from a particular health problem or pain. Dr. Johnson's first goal with all patients is to correct the cause of their pain as quickly as possible so that the patient can go back to living their life again, uninterrupted. If a patient is suffering from an acute or "new" injury, they will need to be seen more frequently but for a shorter amount of time before they are "out of pain" and feeling "back to normal" again. Patient's with chronic problems may need to be seen only weekly or biweekly, but for a longer period of time than that of an acute pain patient.
We realize that you have better things to do than spend time in our office. That is why once you are out of pain, Dr. Johnson focuses on providing his patients with exercises and stretches to do (active care) in order to prevent them from needing to see him as often. Dr. Johnson's goal is to make his patient's more independent so that they do not have to rely on passive treatment. At Johnson Chiropractic & Holistic Health Center, we encourage our patients to take an active role in their own health. Simply put, patients that do their rehab exercises need less treatment to get back to normal. Patient's that don't do their rehab will take longer to get better or may even develop chronic problems. This is something that you definitely want to avoid. That is why it is important that every patient take an active role in their own health. Treatment of your health problem will be a team approach in our office. Each party should put forth the same amount of effort; by doing so the results will occur in the fastest manner.
Once patient's are recovered from their pain or health problem, many will continue performing their exercises at home and will wait to resume their chiropractic treatment only if they suffer from a "flare-up" or a relapse of their condition. Others will elect to begin preventative chiropractic maintenance care.