Chiropractic Care: What Does a Chiropractor Do?
Skyline is passionate about your health and wellness. We were founded with a passion for natural chiropractic therapy. Our chiropractors in Alexandria VA and Arlington VA are focused on the diagnosis and treatment for back pain and neck pain with treatment focused on manual adjustment and manipulation of the spine. Visit with our talented Alexandria and Arlington chiropractors when it's convenient for you with same-day appointments usually available!
We seek to reduce your pain and maximize your well-being as well as educate you on how to take care of yourself for maximum wellness. Skyline's chiropractic team will assist you with exercise, ergonomics and other natural therapies to manage and in many cases eliminate your back pain altogether.
- We believe that chiropractic treatment can restore the integrity of your spine, reducing the pressure on the sensitive neurological tissues, thereby improving your overall health and wellness, not only contributing to your physical health and happiness but also your emotional well-being.
Your experience at skyline wellness
STEP ONE - Patient Forms
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition being treated by our chiropractors.
Next, you will have a consultation with the chiropractor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your chiropractic consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective chiropractic and wellness treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their mis-alignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
How can chiropractic help me?
How often do I need to come in?
How much does a chiropractor cost?
Phases of Care
After reviewing your health history, goals and examining your spine and X-rays the chiropractor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. The doctor will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. There are three general phases of chiropractic care:
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase of chiropractic, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Regular chiropractic therapy Visits
During your visits to Skyline Wellness Center, our chiropractors and doctors will create a custom plan for you that will include three different components:
1. Chiropractic Care and Wellness
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
2. Corrective Exercises
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique chiropractic problem. These exercises can be performed in the exercise area of the clinic, or in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
3. Related and Connected Therapy
To complement and enhance the healing effects of your Chiropractic adjustment treatment, we at Skyline Wellness also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Decompression therapy
- Mechanical traction
- Moist heat therapy
- Work hardening rehabilitation program
- Special and Innovative Chiropractic Tools