Welcome to Body In Balance Wellness Center
Welcome to Body In Balance Wellness Center! We congratulate you on taking a proactive step toward better health. Upon entering our office for your first visit, you will be welcomed by our receptionist as a member of our family. We request that you complete our online patient forms located in the New Patient Center and bring them with you to your initial appointment. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
During your consultation with either Dr. Scott Hahn or Dr. Leah Hahn, we will discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. The initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After the consultation, we will conduct a complete chiropractic examination. Standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed. Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us to develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Scott Hahn or Dr. Leah Hahn will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Scott Hahn or Dr. Leah Hahn will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Scott Hahn or Dr. Leah Hahn will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
Laying the foundation
Chiropractic care is like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. This may require daily visits, or two or three visits per week for 4-12 weeks.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s care. However, it is necessary to continue care even after pain has been reduced so that there is not a recurrence of symptoms. During the correction/restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at our fitness center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed.
It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like a healthy lifestyle requires a continuous exercise and healthy eating program, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.
We offer free informational classes at Body In Balance Wellness Center for you to learn more about what to expect during the various phases of care. Be sure to check out our Events page to information on the next available class.