All patient care given at Elder Chiropractic is based on the need of the patient. Recommendations for the frequency of care are based on the severity and chronicity of the condition of the patient and their personal reponse to treatment, not a formula. This is determined by the objective and subjective findings of each patient, at the time of their initial consultation and each follow-up treatment, combined with clinical experience of more than 20 years.
It is our goal to get every patient well as quickly as possible. This is achieved by spending adequate time with patients to provide needed care, as well as to identify problem areas in their everyday lives, and to advise them on aspects of a healthier lifestyle to support long-term benefit.
We do not offer discounted, pre-paid packages of care, as this style of practice does not allow us to give the highly effective, personalized care that our clinic has become known for.
Often, patients will spend less for a course of chiropractic treatment with us than a course of discounted treatment at some other clinics.
Most of our patients' courses of treatment will fall within these general guidelines:
- Uncomplicated (no disc or neurological involvement) back or neck pain of short duration: 4 - 8 visits/ 4 - 8 weeks
- Uncomplicated (no disc or neurological involvement) back or neck pain of chronic duration: 8 -16 visits/ 8 -16 weeks
- Disc lesion of short duration: 8 - 16 visits / 8 - 16 weeks
- Chronic disc lesion, spinal stenosis, nerve entrapments: 12 - 24 visits / 12 - 24 weeks