Decatur Back and Neck Center, Decatur, IL, Dr. Mario Fucinari
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Your First Chiropractic Treatment

What Can I Expect?

By consulting our office, you're taking an exciting first step toward better health. Chiropractic care is different. It is this difference that offers new ways to get well and stay well. We've helped a wide variety of people. So the first thing we offer is hope. You'll recieve plenty of that here! The following information will help you know what to expect on your first visit to our office.

You'll meet the doctor after filling out some brief paperwork describing you, your health, and your health goals. We'll then study the results and give you a complete report of our findings. We'll show you what we found and the conclusions we've reached. If we find that you'd benefit from a different practitioner, we'll make the proper referral. Otherwise, we'll recommend a program of specific chiropractic adjustments.

If you're a good candidate for chiropractic care and we think we can hep, an examination follows. We'll study the way you turn and bend. We may test your reflexes. These and other physical, orthopedic, and chiropractic tests help us locate areas of your spine that could be the cause of your problem. Our examination is thorough and will put you at ease.

With a plan in place to fulfill your health goals, future visits will take just minutes. The purpose of these frequent visits will be to locate and reduce your vertebral subluxations and monitor the healing process.

Will I have to have X-rays?

X-rays and other types of imaging can be helpful. Pictures of your spine, especially after trauma, can confirm our other findings and make your care more precise. We can tell if we need them after completing our other examinations.

How long until I feel better?

Some patients experience almost instant relief. Others discover that the healing process can take months, and sometimes years. Every patient recovers at their own pace. Factors which can affect the healing process include age, overall health condition, muscle tone, diet, and even your attitude.

When will I get my first adjustment?

It depends on your complaint and how long it may take to study your examination findings. This is a clinical decision and varies from patient to patient.

Will I recieve any medication for my pain?

No. Chiropractic doctors don't dispense drugs. Because we rely on natural methods, ask for directions on how to use ice to control any painful symptoms.
(See heat or ice? section