Families First Chiropractic

 

Our Purpose

Chiropractic is a health care discipline, which emphasizes the body's innate ability to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

A subluxation is a series of functional and/or structural and/or pathological changes that compromise the nervous system and may have an effect on organ system function and general health. A subluxation is evaluated, diagnosed and managed through the use of chiropractic procedures based on the best available rational and empirical evidence.

Dr. Mike Polanski uses PostureProVtm to get an accurate, computerized assessment of your posture. It shows a global view of stresses and imbalances in the body. Periodic assessments are done to measure your progress so that you feel and look better. Our office is also equipped with Electrical Stimulation and Ultrasound equipment to facilitate faster pain relief and healing.

Because we care for the whole family, we provide backpack safety screenings for kids. It is a well established fact that low back pain in children can be attributed, among other things, to excessive or imbalanced loads in backpacks

Stages of Care:

Acute Care: Also known as symptom relief. This is the time when office visits are the most frequent, usually 2-3 times per week. The purpose is to stabilize and correct the problem so the body can heal itself. It applies to new patents and established patients with a new injury, exacerbation or a re-injury. Acute care is completed when the underlying cause has been relieved.

Corrective Care: The purpose here is to rebuild and restore function to its normal state. Office visits are less frequent, usually once or twice per week. By this time, symptoms are gone or greatly reduced.

Wellness Care: Its purpose is to maintain a state of health and well-being. Subluxations are corrected as they occur and office visits are on an as needed basis.