New Patient Center
We understand that arriving at a chiropractic office for the first time can be nerve-racking. If you’ve never experienced chiropractic care before, you may not know what to expect when you come to our Plainfield chiropractic office for the first time. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
That’s why at Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation our aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor.
In this area of the website, you will be able to take care of the items necessary for your chiropractic visit prior to arriving, in the comfort of your own home. If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation offers our patient forms online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office, before you even arrive to our chiropractic office.
First Visit Forms
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What To Expect
Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic 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 then 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 . . .
If you are in pain when you come into our Plainfield chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible.
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don’t feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them – that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress, or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
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.
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s care. If all that the chiropractor does is reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
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 every so often, based on your lifestyle and goals.
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.
Your First Visit
At Plainfield Spine and Rehabilitation, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about what you will experience at your first visit with us, but please contact us if you have any questions!
1. Patient Forms
4. X-Ray Studies
5. Report of Findings
7. Wellness Program
What We Accept
We are in network with all major health insurance plans, including Medicare, United Health Care, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aenta, Humana, Coventry and more. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely with each individual plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge. If you know we are out-of-network with your current insurance plan, please let us know that way we can get in-network with your plan or HMO so we can accommodate you!
Our goal at Plainfield Chiropractic and Rehabilitation is to allow everyone to experience the benefits of chiropractic care and adjustments. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, we can work with you to arrange a flexible payment program that fits your budget. If you have no insurance or if your insurance does not have any chiropractic benefits, there are still ways for you to receive the pain relief and chiropractic care that you need. Many patients choose to pay directly for their visits with the chiropractor, especially as they discover that chiropractic care is actually extremely cost-effective and affordable. For these patients, chiropractic care is often cheaper and more effective than alternative pain treatments such as pain medications or invasive surgery. We are also providers for ChiroHealthUSA members!
We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. Our staff can easily assist you with your paperwork and guide you on the process of these claims. Our clinic has had substantial experience treating injury cases. Chiropractic care for these types of injuries is the most effective way to manage these cases and start the body’s natural healing process.
Payment Methods include: credit, debit, cash, flex spending cards, health savings cards, CareCredit, and checks.
The following resources have been assembled to provide you with more chiropractic wellness care information available on the internet.