What to Expect

Laying the foundation

Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. The first 3 phases make up what we call Active Care, where we are actively correcting the problem. The fourth phase is called Wellness Care.

Active Care:

Phase 1: Relief Care

Goal: Reduce Pain

As you progress, you can expect to be feeling less pain and discomfort, an increase in range of motion, and also begin to return to daily activities.

Remember – the goal of relief care is just to provide relief from the pain and discomfort. Patients must continue to corrective care to address the condition that was causing the pain.

Phase 2: Corrective Care

Goal: To correct the condition that was causing pain & keep pain from returning

During this phase, we use chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy exercises to correct the condition and allow the body to heal. This is a double whammy because by healing the condition we can reduce the likelihood of the pain returning.

Since the stresses of your life continue as you continue with therapy, some patients will experience mild flare ups. This is a normal part of the healing process. As goals are reached, patients will graduate to the next stage of care.

Phase 3: Stabilization Care

Goal: Maintain the hard work and energy invested in care

During this phase, the goal is to stabilize the muscles and ligaments that support your spine in order to decrease the likelihood of your problem returning. Dr. Lee provides this care in order to solidify your health after all of the time and hard work you have invested.

We like to say that we use Stabilization Care to ensure that you do not have to return to Relief Care in the future.

Wellness Care:

Phase 4: Wellness Care

Goals: Maintenance & Prevention

The goal in wellness care is to live a healthy, pain free life. Routine chiropractic adjustments will keep your body at its top performance. Everyone experiences emotional, physical, and environmental stresses that affect the body; however, chiropractic adjustments can minimize these affects and allow the body to function properly.

Wellness Care promotes optimum function of your nervous and immune systems. Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future.

If you’re already pain free and want to stay that way, or want to maximize your performance and prevent disease – chiropractic is for you!

Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

E.M., 68

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

Nick, 33

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

Dennet L.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

Amy, 31

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

Pam, 19

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Tony, 63

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

Andrea, 28

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

S. age 60

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

Randy, 25

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

TM age 63

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

Heather, 13

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.

Abingdon MD