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When you call Midwest Upper Cervical, you will be speaking with a patient care specialist. They can help you with questions about care, assist with scheduling, explain our insurance policy, and much more. We are here to serve you and help you be successful in your care.
We work with the relationship between your spinal bones, nerves and the many problems which can be connected.
A doctor will sit with you listening to your concerns and create a health history.
The doctor will do an examination to determine if you have a spinal misalignment to determine if we can help you.
On your first appointment the doctor will review the findings of your exam and X-rays with you, make an initial spinal correction and Post X-rays will be taken immediately to verify the correction.
You will be scheduled in three days to make sure your correction is still OK and to review your need for future care.
Pain and suffering is a motivator for people to seek help. In many cases, pain is usually the last thing to occur, even after months or years following an injury to the spine. That is why it is important to seek care whether pain is present or not.
Correction of a spinal misalignment depends on its size and complexity. Misalignments can be small & simple, big & simple, small and complex, big and complex or very complicated.
Making your initial spinal correction will usually provide some immediate relief for spinal and spine related conditions. Some other conditions may require some recovery time before you have relief.
Bottom line – Time is the key here. Healing takes time. Muscles take 72 hours, ligaments take up to 18 months, and nerves take 3-4 months to heal. We will be monitoring your recovery to make sure your body heals properly.
Once misaligned a weakness remains for the spine to misalign again especially in the early stages of care. It is very important to monitor the stability of your correction for several months.
More Stable = Fewer Corrections Needed
This does not mean that we will be adjusting your spine every time we see you, but that as long as your correction is stable or “holding” nothing needs to be done on that visit.
It takes one month to recover for each year your spine has been misaligned. You will continue to recover as long as your spine is not misaligned longer than a month at a time During your recovery the spinal degeneration begins to reverse. You need to keep your spine corrected to achieve maximum recovery.
As you go through recovery process there may be things you can do to enhance your recovery that will be discussed.
We will be monitoring your quality of life with health assessment measures to insure you find the best possible health and wellness as a result of your care here. The doctor will give you a realistic view of what you can achieve and our team is here to guide you in this process.