What to Expect

In response to covid-19, visits for new and returning patients will be conducted via telemedicine. If essential for your care, a physical appointment may be scheduled following the tele-health evaluation.

What conditions to chiropractors treat?

Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) work with patients of all ages and a variety of health conditions.  While DCs are typically associated with treatment of neck or back pain, chiropractors are able to treat any joint in the body including those of the arms, legs, or head. Chiropractors work primarily with disorders of the musculoskeletal system – muscles, ligaments, joints and the nerves that innervate them. In addition to treating your symptoms, we at Karuna, also educate our patients on diet, nutrition, therapeutic exercise and, if necessary, lifestyle/occupational modification, as means to get your body functioning optimally in as few visits as possible. 

How long do visits last?

Initial visits are typically 60 minutes and follow-up visits 30 minutes.  The entire duration of your visit is spent face-to-face with your doctor. 

How long will my treatment last?

Each patient’s plan is developed on an individual basis. We don’t have “cookie-cutter” treatment plans.  We listen to you and assess the progress of your symptoms at each visit and adapt our treatment plan accordingly.  It is our mission to get you pain-free and functioning optimally in as few visits as possible. 

What if I don’t like being adjusted?

No problem – we don’t actually adjust all of our patients.  We use a progression of force model for treatment which means we use the least possible force necessary to achieve results; often times this means we do not need to adjust in order to create change. We are trained in a myriad of techniques which means we can tailor treatment to suit your specific needs while still achieving the desired outcomes. 

Do you order x-rays for each patient?

No. While diagnostic imaging is an important tool, we do not need x-ray images to move forward with treatment and management plans. We establish a working diagnosis with an exam and move forward with treatment. If treatment is not progressing as expected, we will utilize imaging techniques to help determine underlying causes for your issue. 

How often do I have to come back?

We are not the chiropractic clinic that wants to see you once per week for the rest of your life.  We take pride in our passion to achieve your treatment goals in as few visits as possible. We approach intervention with a multifaceted approach.  Not only will we work on your issue in the clinic, but we will also educate you on how to treat your symptoms at home.  This will not only decrease overall healing time, but will give you tools to manage your own pain. 

What will my first visit look like?

We spend the beginning of each initial visit building a comprehensive picture of your current symptoms while noting relevant past personal or family health history – When and how did this start? Is there anything that makes your symptoms worse? Better?  Most importantly, we will discuss your desired treatment goals which will help lay framework for future visits.

Following a thorough history, we conduct an evaluation which will help us identify the what may be causing your issue. We test your joints, muscles, nerves to assess structure and function. An exam will help identify pain-generating structures as well as movement patterns that may alter symptoms. 
The rest of the visit is used for treatment, the specifics of which are determined by the exam and will be discussed with you before treatment begins.  We work well within your comfort zone continually monitoring patient experience and adjusting accordingly to make your treatment comfortable and effective. 

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