Chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care
and rely on the body's ability to heal itself. Chiropractors are holistic doctors
who use a system of health care which fosters a cooperative relationship
between practitioner and patient -- leading to optimal physical, mental,
emotional, social, and spiritual health. It emphasizes the need to consider
the whole person: including analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental,
emotional, and social values. It encompasses various modalities of
diagnosis and treatment including recommendation for drugs and surgery if
no safe alternative exists. This type of holistic medicine focuses on
education as well as personal responsibility for achieving balance and well
being.

Dr Hager uses a variety of techniques in her treatments:
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  • Sacro-Occipital Technic

  • Activator

Lifestyle Counseling

Chiropractors believe that when your body is in a state of homeostasis, or
balance, all of its varied systems function properly to repair or reverse injury
or disease.

It is a holistic approach to patient care, one that focuses on a patient's total
wellness, or well-being, instead of specific diseases, or ailments. This
intricate physiological and biochemical interrelationship among various
parts of your body-including its spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, and
vascular systems-is what chiropractors dedicate themselves to exploring
and treating, with special attention to nutrition, exercise, and healthy
emotional and environmental relationships. When one or more of these
systems is impaired, your body ceases to function normally and your
resistance to disease is compromised.

Lifestyle counseling is a critical part of what chiropractic care involves-from
providing advice on lifting techniques, sleep, posture, exercise, and nutrition
and diet, to ergonomic work environments and sports and recreational injury
prevention.

Exercise and other kinds of physical activity can go far in keeping your body
strong and healthy, able to fight disease and ward off injuries. A healthy and
fit body also generally recovers faster from injury and pain. Like exercise,
proper nutrition provides a wealth of benefits-both physical and emotional-
that contribute to your body's strength and its ability to ward off disease and
disability. A healthy diet translates into a healthy body; the proper mix of
vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are the best recipe for ensuring your
skeletal, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems function smoothly.

How Long Will I Need Chiropractic Care?

Several factors are considered when determining your treatment plan,
including the results of your examination, when your symptoms began, your
daily activities, and your level of stress. Every case is different, but most
patients begin to respond favorably within the initial visit. Once pain relief is
obtained, many patients choose to continue with periodic visits, to maintain
the results they've achieved. By emphasizing patient education, you
become as self-reliant as possible. How long you decide to continue to
benefit from chiropractic care is ultimately up to you.

Various treatment options will be explained, as well as a recommended
course of care. The doctor will also explain the "Three Types of Care" and
will assist you in choosing which type of care is right for you:

  1. Initial Intensive Phase of Care. Most patients begin with Initial
    Intensive Care. Visits tend to be frequent (usually 2 – 4 times per
    week), so that you feel better as quickly as possible. In addition to
    your adjustments and exercises, the doctor may also recommend
    other therapies including electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound,
    acupuncture, and massage therapy to help speed recovery and
    relieve your pain. Depending upon your age, condition, and lifestyle,
    repeated visits over several weeks may be needed to reduce your
    symptoms.
  2. Rehabilitative Phase of Care. With most of your obvious symptoms
    gone, the goal of Rehabilitative Care is long-term correction of your
    condition. Your visit frequency will be reduced, and there will be a
    greater emphasis on self-care. Even after you're feeling better, joints,
    muscles, and other soft tissues can take weeks, or even months, to
    heal. Continued treatment during this phase will ensure proper healing
    & recovery and help to prevent a relapse.
  3. Wellness Phase of Care. After you've recovered, you may choose to
    schedule regular chiropractic checkups to help maintain the
    improvement you've made. Like periodic visits to the dentist or
    optometrist, wellness care can help catch little problems before they
    become major concerns. Wellness care is an option that many of our
    patients choose to feel better, improve athletic performance, prevent
    injury, and save time and money in the long run. Recommended visit
    frequency is usually every 3-6 weeks, varying upon your individual
    needs and lifestyle.

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