Medical vs. Chiropractic
After 19 years of practice, it is encouraging to experience more and more referrals to our office from Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Health professionals from the ER, and even Neurosurgeons. Unfortunately, we still run into instances where patients are deterred from ever experiencing the benefits from our care. It can be confusing for an individual when determining a location for their condition. Chiropractors are considered neuromuscular specialist and one of the main differences between MD's, DO's and Chiropractors are Chiropractors do not prescribe medications and tend to treat neuromuscular conditions with conservative treatment using their hands, instruments and physical therapy procedures to improve the health of the individual by attempting to address the underlying cause. Even though Chiropractic may give patients instance relief, Chiropractic is designed to help patient's instantly heal better. When you improve function to the underlying joint and the muscles surrounding the joint, feeling better and healing usually proceeds. Joint dysfunction is one of the most common causes of pain for an individual.
As a Board Certified Sports Chiropractor you will find that Dr. Bafford will give a thorough orthopedic and neurological examination to help determine a proper diagnosis. You will also notice being treated by Dr. Bafford is more cost effective and less expensive compared to other physical therapy centers. If I believe our office is not the best place for you, I will personally help you find a specialist right for your condition.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our Newark chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible so activities of daily living may be resumed as soon as possible.
Phase 2: Functioning and Strengthening
This phase can be a continuation of Phase 1. During this phase of your care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal during this phase ofcare is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. Not all patients are the same and there are several factors that determine healing: Age, Overall health, Occupation, Previous injuries, Diet, Physical condition, etc
Dr. Bafford understands not everybody's goals are the same and takes in consideration every patients desired outcome.