Surviving an accident, surgery, or injury is only the first step toward healing. The next step is rehabilitation, and it’s important to get high-quality, follow-up care so you can get back to your daily routine as quickly as possible. The expert chiropractors, Drs. Shelita and Royce McGowan and Dr. Kwame Jenkins at the McGowan Medical Centers in Jacksonville, Florida, are dedicated to helping you figure out the right steps to take toward wellness.
More people are trusting chiropractors for non-surgical healing treatments, whether it’s after an accident, surgery, or a serious injury. Nearly 62 million adults in the United States went to see a chiropractor in the last five years, and more than half of those went to see a chiropractor for treatment in the past year, according to a recent study by the Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
About three-fourths of the people who went to see a chiropractor found the treatment “very effective,” and 88% said it was a good value for the money, according to the survey.
After your initial consultation, Drs. McGowan or Dr. Jenkins will outline the best treatment options for you, with any invasive surgical techniques being the last option.
Your rehabilitation will include orthopedic and and other physical examinations to assess your posture and likely some X-rays. The doctors will review your medical history, detail your daily activities, review your lifestyle habits, check your medications, perform some simple range-of-motion tests, and ask you to assess your pain tolerance in certain problem areas of your body.
The treatment for your rehabilitation will include some manipulations, massage, pressure treatments, and perhaps some time on the practice’s motorized spinal decompression table.
The team at McGowan Medical Centers will explain how best they can help you, how long the treatments will take, and all of the costs involved. They’ll also ask you about your personal goals for rehabilitation. Your first step, however, is visit their office.
More than likely you will. In addition to exercises, you may be advised to make changes in your diet and lifestyle habits. The doctors can also offer ergonomic advice. They are firm believers in offering preventive measures to avoid re-injury.