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What To Expect At Your First Visit

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First Visit:

At your first visit to Crystal Lake Family Wellness, our Crystal Lake chiropractors will explain how our chiropractic care can give you relief and healing. A full evaluation will also be performed and we can customize a plan of chiropractic care for your condition and health goals.

Phase 1: Intensive Care

If you are in pain when you come into our Crystal Lake chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. The purpose of intensive care is to reduce pain causing inflammation and calm down symptoms. During this phase it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic adjustments everyday for the first week.

Phase 2: Corrective Care

Once we have calmed down the symptoms, corrective care begins. Frequency of adjustments drops down to 3 times a week in this phase. The goal of corrective care is to achieve structural change. This means for those in corrective care, we will take x-rays prior to intensive care, then x-rays again after a period of time dependent on your individual treatment plan to check the progress of structural change. The effectiveness of corrective care is dependent on frequency of adjustments and physical therapy performed to attain a permanent biomechanical structural change. This phase lasts a minimum of 3 months but in most cases is completed by 9 months.

Phase 3: Stabilization Care

Once you have achieved a strong structural change, which is measured on x-ray, stabilization care begins. If corrective care is being compared to braces to straighten teeth, stabilization care would be the retainer post braces. This is the most important phase of care for maintaining a permanent change. This phase typically leads into wellness care, for most all of our patients, who have found chiropractic care to be a necessity and integral part of lifelong health.

9:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:30pm

3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


8:30am - 9:30am

Crystal Lake Family Wellness
4777 Northwest Highway Suite C
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 788-7504

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