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New Patients at Plummer Chiropractic and Accident Center

Our overall goal is to heal the problem and not just drug it.

Chair in waiting roomSome time ago I had a detached retina. I went to Center for Sight and they guided me along the way to restoring my vision. I really had very little idea beyond the initial exam how long the treatment would take, cost, etc. I have a newfound appreciation for people who have never been to my chiropractic office or any other physical therapist, not knowing what to expect.

Our Process

When a person comes in to see me we sit down in comfortable chairs and we will casually talk for about 15 minutes, just like you would when talking to a neighbor, telling me about your ailment. Then, based on my 28 years of clinical practice and my 9 years of academic study I will decide if I am in a position to treat you and if I have a reasonable expectation of alleviating your problem.

Most conditions don’t warrant a million tests before treatment. A good orthopedic examination is normally enough along with an excellent case history to get started. I may include Dr. Sklar, a medical doctor, for co-treatment. The benefit of working with Dr. Sklar is that it allows me to offer all the services found in a big corporation medical group. My patients receive personalized care and do not get lost in the shuffle. Physical medicine treats many conditions better than drug therapy alone but many conditions are best treated using physical medicine and drug therapy at the same time.

I use techniques that do not require X-rays and allow for treatment on the first visit. Experience has taught me that many joint problems can be taken care of in one or two visits. Most people significantly improve within 3 weeks but not everybody. For those people, I generally order an MRI or do additional follow-up testing to further evaluate their condition. Problems involving joints and surrounding muscles take longer because of the longer healing time for muscles.

Trained at the Palmer Chiropractic College, I have a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, Human Biology, and have taught at the college level. There are many things that I can successfully treat but I certainly wouldn’t want to try to cure cancer or treat the coronavirus. As a rule, I generally only treat the conditions that I can treat better than a medical doctor and quite honestly, most neuromuscular conditions are better treated with a chiropractor than a medical doctor, or in combination.

I do not use drugs that merely mask the condition, but use techniques that help the body use its natural healing abilities in order for it to function at its best level. As the body heals patients find their discomfort level drops without the use of drugs.

Your First Visit

You can expect to be welcomed by our front desk staff when you arrive at our office. Typically, you should plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour at our practice.

Your time here will include providing us with your personal/accident/insurance information, your consultation and examination with the doctor, and, in most cases, a full course of treatment.

Your Treatment

Your treatment may include a therapeutic massage, ultrasound therapy, electro-stimulation, decompression therapy and a gentle spinal manipulation. You may be referred to our radiologist for imaging studies, typically MRIs.

Depending on the level of discomfort the patient when they arrive in our office will determine what protocol that is followed. Acute issue treatment differs from chronic issue treatment.

Acute Discomfort

Our doctor understand “severe agony” and don’t want to leave you in anguish any longer then you have to, however information is needed regarding your health history. So a completed health history and some personal information will need to be provided before treatment can begin.

Following the completion of the intake forms, Dr. Plummer will conduct a complete history and exam. Your spine will be examined for misalignments. This is done through motion palpation. X-rays or a MRI study may be ordered to investigate the root cause of your aches.

Phase One begins with the issue at a manageable level. Dr. Plummer will then co-treat with physiotherapy massage, Thompson Technique or Activator Method. Massaging the afflicted area with ice is very beneficial at this phase as well.

Phase Two is once the initial swelling and discomfort has subsided. Other chiropractic adjusting techniques are included, such as Gonstead, spinal decompression, physical therapy and massage therapy.

Chronic Discomfort

A completed health history and some personal information will need to be provided before treatment can begin. Following the completion of the intake forms, Dr. Plummer will conduct a complete history and exam.

Your spine will be examined for misalignments. This is done through motion palpation. X-rays or a MRI study may be ordered to investigate the root cause of your issue.

Dr. Plummer will then recommend Dr. Sklar if medicine can increase the body’s healing ability. We don’t use drugs to merely mask the condition, just to allow the body to be in a state where natural healing abilities can be achieved.

Once the initial swelling and discomfort has subsided, other chiropractic adjusting techniques are included, such a Gonstead, spinal decompression, physical therapy and massage therapy.

Get Started Today

If you have a prescheduled appointment your initial visit can last about 45 minutes to an hour depending on your condition, so please plan accordingly.

Call Plummer Chiropractic and Accident Center today for your consultation and treatment. We offer same day appointments.
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