What to Expect

Laying the foundation for total health

In some ways, one could say that family chiropractor of lancaster's care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .

Phase 1: Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our Lancaster chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 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 and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

Before we can begin Q & A

Q: How much does a chiropractor cost? 

A: Your holistic chiropractic treatment cost is an important part of your treatment and the answer is somewhat complex. The cost would depend on what your problems is if any and what your insurance will cover what your deductible may be and what your co-insurance may be. If these things are confusing please contact your health insurance provider and ask them to explain what the terms of your policies are. If you have been involved in an auto accident most of the time your treatment is covered 100% by the auto insurance agency. If you are medicare or medicaid and would like to see on of our holistic family chiropractors of lancaster county chiropractic then your treatment can be free (no out of pocket $) or greatly reduced. If you have no insurance and would like to be seen we offer low cash rates and financing as well as income based reductions. 

Q: " Can chiropractic help a pinched nerve ?" or " Can chiropractors help " Does Chiropractic work ?

A: Yes depending on what is pinching the nerve. A Holistic chiropractor uses orthopedic, neurological, and biomechanical and dynamic exams to diagnose the cause of the issue. once your family chiropractor of lancaster has diagnosed the underlying issue. The chiropractor looks at holistic ways to approach avoiding disc surgery or drugs for chronic back pain. Every person is different so your family chiropractor of lancaster pa will taylor a precision and advanced treatment plan system to reach your holistic treatment goals.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "This was my first experience with chiropractic care and Dr. Andrew Kettering made me feel at ease. He took the time to explain what he was going to do before he did it. He also took the time to get to know me. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Andrew Kettering to anyone looking for a great chiropractor."
    Alli R.
  • "My experience with Dr. Andrew Kettering was phenomenal. He knew exactly what to do to alleviate my pain. Very personal and attentive. High recommend!!"
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