Your first visit...what to expect
Have you settled for less than
optimal health, and learned to just
'deal with pain' as part of your
life? Our society has come to accept
less than optimal health in exchange
for our busy, more stressful, faster
We aim to help our patients achieve
their optimal health.
On your first visit, we will have
you fill out the appropriate
paperwork. A complete history of
your chief complaint and any
associated areas of complaint are
taken before beginning the physical
examination. At Active Health
Chiropractic, we pride ourselves on
our thoroughness and dedication to
finding the real cause of an area of
complaint. Our immediate goal is to
relieve any pain that you may be
experiencing, and our long term goal
is to ensure that that pain does not
The first visit consists of a
comprehensive history and physical
exam and most times treatment.
Following the results of the history
and the examination, Drs. Vuong will
speak with you to let you know if
you are a candidate for chiropractic
care. If your doctor discovers a
condition that is not appropriately
treated with chiropractic, he or she
will refer you to the proper
specialist for that condition.
If you are a candidate for
chiropractic, your doctor will
discuss treatment options and home
We look forward to working as a team
with your other health care
professionals to treat your whole
THREE STAGES OF CARE
important to understand that how long you choose to
benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you.
Pain is usually the last symptom to arise and the
first to leave.
First Stage is Relief Care also known as
acute, initial intensive, or symptomatic care. Under
this stage people wait until they are in pain,
before consulting a chiropractor. The main objective
in this phase is to decrease the amount of pain and
get the patient feeling better.
In the beginning, frequent visits are usually needed
to relieve aches and pain, and begin the healing
Second Stage is Corrective care, an approach
that focuses on proper body functions. Soft tissue
(muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.) often remains
once the pain and aches have subsided. Corrective
care focuses on the stabilization and strength of
the joints and soft tissue with the intent to
complete the healing process.
At this time, the frequency of visits will decrease
and you may be encouraged to continue therapy with
supplements, exercises, and massage therapy.
Third Stage is Wellness Care. Wellness or
maintenance care is periodic “checkups” to maintain
optimal health and to detect new problems before
they become serious.
A good way to look at chiropractic is to relate it
to tooth decay or heart disease. We all know it
takes a long time to develop a cavity or heart
disease, but with regular maintenance, the plaque
doesn't have a chance to build. Similarly, it often
takes a long time to develop a spinal misalignment.
But with regular maintenance, the bones will not
have a chance to get out of line.
For appointments please call: 453-5000.
Walk-ins are always welcome.