treatment schedule

Hi Dr Bunting. I have been seeing a new chiropractor for about 6 weeks now. I have been a patient in another province for a few years, but haven't been again in about 2 years or so. So, I started new with this chiro, who practises the activator method. I have been seeing him for about 2-3 times per week, and am now expecting the adjustments to taper off. When I had my assessment done, he suggested curve correction to take place in the near future, and that near future is now. I am asking this question because I am a skeptic, and am unsure of his intentions. He seems like a really trustworthy guy, but he wants to see me twice per week for the next 3 months, and once per week for the remainder of a year, which is 40 weeks. He also wants me to come back in for x-rays, and a re-evaluation, at an additional cost. This works out to a whopping $3086 over the course of a year. He also wants me to purchase a posture pump, if that is the correct term, to aid in fixing the curve in my neck. ($190) Oh and also in the future, orthotics- $400.

The skeptic in me says, WHOA that's a lot of adjustments and A LOT of money. What do you think? Is it all really necessary?

The curve in my neck is slightly straightened out, and I am a headache sufferer. But aren't LOTS of peoples neck curve straightened out a bit?

Posted By Canadian Girl on May 14, 2008 at 20:34:09:

Ankle braces go on fast and the athlete does the applying so there is no waiting in line to be taped. Valuable trainer and coach time is saved when taping is eliminated. In an independent sudy of athletes Swede-O ankle braces were chosen as most comfortable.

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