My story in brief :
A chiropractor fixed my chronic elbow pain in about 7 visits when I was in high school. My father took me to him after the only other alternative offered was medication. It was so bad at times that I could not participate in gym class or pursue other athletic endeavors that I was interested in. It was an out of pocket expense, and a word of mouth referral. Thanks Dad, for not giving up, and deciding to pay out of pocket to get me the help I needed.
During my service with the Marines, I suffered with bouts of severe neck and back pain and a shoulder injury. Once again, medication was the only thing they had to offer. This was limited depending on the activities we were involved in. In particular, I recall a severe stiff neck during a helicopter, live fire assault operation. The Navy corpsman told me the meds would have to wait until the live fire ops were over. Chiropractors were not available on any military installations at that time...Thank God this is slowly changing, due to the great work being done out there by former Navy corpsman, Dr. Bill Morgan and others.
It wasn't until my discharge and beginning of college studies that, once again, chiropractic helped me. My neck, back and shoulder issues quickly became more manageable and I started feeling great ! Thank you to Dr Durst , Ron James, DC, Mike Tancredi,ATC,DC, Tom Hyde, DC,DACBSP, and Juan Elizalde,PT,DC., for all of the care and guidance provided over the years.
One to one individualized care plans are developed based on your own unique structural issues and needs.
Typically we will see a new patient 1-3 times per week for 4 weeks. In many cases we may have resolved their complaint, or we will have at least established whether or not we are on the right course of treatment. More severe injuries and conditions may require more extensive care. However, we will try to establish a number of options to fit each individual patient's needs. If you just want to get patched up and come back only when you are in pain, that's fine.That's what we call REACTIVE CARE. You can also choose to get involved with our PROACTIVE CARE / CPM care program. Either way I will try to work with you to help you reach your goals.
My approach is an eclectic combination of examination and treatment methods designed to quickly identify the best candidates for care. Many patients see results as soon as the first visit, and should know if this type of care is right for them within the first 3-4 visits. Soreness is not uncommon during the first several sessions, depending on the nature of the problem. Most patients can tolerate this and have a common sense understanding as to why they may be sore. That being said, I try to follow a "progression of forces" protocol for treatment. If results can be achieved with less aggressive treatment modalities, we will do that. Ever do a new exercise that didn't seem like much, but you still ended up sore ? Common sense right ?
REACTIVE CARE or PROACTIVE CARE... It's always up to you.
Richard M. Jannelli,DC,CertMDT
Compensatory Pattern Management™ CPM.SPACE