Our chiropractors cannot adjust you over FaceTime, but we can provide invaluable advice if you do not want to leave your home to receive a consultation with a doctor. As portal of entry practitioners, a telemedicine visit with one of our chiropractors may keep you out of urgent care or the emergency room and help save you money.
DIAGNOSIS & THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN
We will take a thorough history and help you understand what is causing your pain and a likely diagnosis. If we need to order any imaging (Xray or MRI) we can do that. Most of the time, diagnosing your pain is a matter of careful listening to your signs and symptoms as well as mechanism of injury. We always prefer to correlate that with a clinical exam, but in times likes these we can accomplish an accurate diagnosis by implementing video and watching you to move or do a few simple orthopedic tests.
Depending on your diagnosis, we will recommend a course of treatment. If it something we can do at Washington Park Chiropractic, we will recommend that you come to our office. Our doctors may suggesting coming in for treatment for chiropractic care, decompression therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture, or massage therapy. If we believe in-office treatments can wait, we can recommend a variety of home-based treatments to reduce your pain. If we believe your injury cannot wait we may refer you to a specialist.
MODIFYING WORKOUTS OR PAIN PROVOKING BEHAVIOR
Many patients will be able to maintain or hold off serious pain by simply modifying current fitness habits. Our doctors will walk through your most common movements and show you how to modify or replace pain-provoking movements.
Unfortunately, we will not teach you to adjust yourself or your family. And we definitely DO NOT want anyone preforming chiropractic care at home (unless you are a licensed chiropractor). However, we can show you a number of ways to use a lacrosse ball, foam roller or other mobility tool to relieve pain temporarily. We will choose specific YouTube videos from our extensive library and email them directly to you. The doctor will give you "homework" to do at home to help reduce discomfort or pain.
In addition to mobility videos, we have active rehab exercises that will create strength and reduce pain. Exercises, stretches and strengthening are the closest thing to a miracle drug. We will give you all the advice you need to know on how to build strength for your specific injuries so they don't keep happening. We guide you to rewarding results all done by you.
REFERRALS IF NECESSARY
As per above, we have an extensive network of specialist providers we can provide referrals to. In addition, we can order Xray, MRI or CT after a Telehealth visit if needed.