Pain is a symptom, not a diagnosis. At your first visit, a thorough physical examination will serve to generate a diagnosis or a source of your pain. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care two to three times per week for anywhere from 2-8 weeks. Once you've experienced significant improvement, a re-evaluation will aim to determine what went wrong that caused your symptoms to generate and/or what's causing them to persist. Although treatment is not always appropriate on the first visit, Dr. Palombo aims for you to leave your first visit with a tool that you can use to make yourself feel better; whether it be self-care or advice.
Whether you are a recreational athlete or challenged by the general stresses of the workday, you might feel as if you could perform better. This type of care is perfect for those of you who aren't necessarily sidelined by pain but don't want it to become a limitation while you lead a busy and physically active life.
This type of care is for you if you've previously sought medical evaluation for a painful condition and are looking for a new set of eyes. A thorough evaluation can usually lead to a treatment plan or referral that will get you headed in the right direction in order to feel better.