Chiropractic Medicine

What To Expect

 

On your first visit, whether it is for chiropractic care, acupuncture or physical therapy, you will meet with one of our chiropractic physicians and discuss your health-related concerns.  Dr. Jim or Dr. Jennifer will take a thorough detailed history, conduct a physical examination and discuss the findings with you. The physicians, with your input, will develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs and your schedule.  Typically the initial visit will last an hour for chiropractic care and up to 90 minutes for acupuncture. 

 

Things  to Remember 

 

Set Goals
Setting and discussing your goals helps you achieve successful resolution of your condition. Goals are also a way for both you and the physician to monitor how you are responding to care. 

Be Realistic
While chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and  functional rehabilitation are all extremely successful in treating most conditions. However, it takes time for the body to completely heal and resolution of a problem is often not be achieved in one visit.  Every patient's treatment plan is different and customized for his or her specific needs. 


You Have a Responsibility 
Dr. Jim and Dr. Jennifer are commited to providing you with the highest level of treatment to help you reach your goals. It is essential that you comply with the treatment regimen and commit the time outside the office visits to restore and maintain your health. After leaving River Forest Health and Wellness you will be empowered with the tools to sustain a full recovery and prevent reoccurance of the disorder.


Our Responsibility
Between Dr. Jim and Dr. Jennifer, River Forest Health and Wellness has the capability to successfully treat most conditions. However, there are some conditions that chiropractic care and/or acupuncture cannot satisfactorily treat. In these cases, you will be provided with references to other professionals who will best fit your needs; we often work in conjunction with these professionals on your path to a full recovery. 
 

"A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession."

     ~Hippocrates