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Levitt Chiropractic Center   Dadeland Chiropractic

Barry W. Levitt, D.C., DAAPM, ABQAURP

Erick A. Daes, D.C.

8955 SW 87th Ct, Ste 101
Miami, FL 33176
305-233-5700   305-279-2729
Fax 305-233-8752
www.levittchiropractic.com

What Can I Expect

 

What Can I Expect During My First Visit?

Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals. 

As with any doctor’s visit, you’ll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you’ll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have.  We will perform a physical examination to see what your current state is.  Once this is complete, we’ll take a look at the overall results of our conversation and the exams. Together, we’ll come up with a plan of action which will begin when you are completely satisfied and ready to move forward.

Are X-rays Required?

No, not every patient requires x-rays. However, Dr. Levitt and Dr. Daes have specific guidelines as to which patients "require" x-rays.

How long until I feel results?

This is a loaded question. Most patients who do not have a neurological condition or an orthopedic instability respond quickly. However, in some cases it does take time to identify the cause of the pain or dysfunction, as well as to determine what the patient should and shouldn’t be doing in order to avoid aggravating their symptoms. There are many influences to a patient’s condition, including family history, overall health, medications, activity level, body type, age, and many other aspects of a patient’s presentation that will dictate their progressive course through a treatment plan. In some rare cases, when a referral is needed to rule out or rule in a more serious problem, patients may experience exacerbations, but overall we strive towards resolution of the patient’s problem. It is common to have an exacerbation of your problems, as healing is not linear. Overall pain and the patient’s symptoms do not decrease in a straight line, but they do go up and down. However, the trend of healing is linear and generally speaking most people show 80% improvement in 20% of the time. It is the last 20% of healing that takes 80% of the time. We will give you all the tools, information, and exercises you need to reach full resolution as fast as possible.

How often will I have to be treated?

Every patient and every condition is different, yet Drs. Levitt and Daes recommends a condition specific treatment plan to each patient. Treatment plans include what we will provide for you as well as what you will need to do for yourself to help your condition. Treatment plans vary greatly, and we do have “maintenance” patients, however, we always strive towards full resolution of an acute injury or condition. 

Does the clinic provide Physical Therapy?

Yes, we offer and provide each patient with the tools, education and opportunity to rehab and improve their condition as aggressively as possible. Our clinic has the capability to rehab many injuries; yet we will not hesitate to refer you to a full time physical therapy clinic if we cannot provide you with the time your condition requires.

Do you have a Massage Therapist on staff?

Yes we do. Our therapist is very experienced in many different techniques of massage. He is available by appointment at the patient’s convenience, and he is very cost effective.

 
 
 
Dr. Barry W. Levitt is a well trained Chiropractor serving the Kendall, Dadeland, Pinecrest, Falls, South Miami and Miami communities.