Patient Center

Welcome to the New Patient Center for Dr. Jose L. Cortes!

We understand that arriving at a chiropractic office for the first time can be nerve racking. If you’ve never experienced chiropractic care before, you may not know what to expect when you come to our Lakeland chiropractic office for the first time.

Filling out paperwork, learning new faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience. 

That’s why Dr. Cortes’ aim is to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor. 

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body’s foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully.

What to Expect

Laying the Foundation for Total Health

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house, certain things have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. For instance, when building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation; your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. 

These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body’s foundation, then that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully.  There are three general phases of chiropractic care… 

Phase 1: Relief Care 

If you are in pain when you come into our Lakeland chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition, which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustment 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks. 

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles, the nervous system, and other tissues are allowed to heal, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back as close as possible to optimal functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 8-12 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem. 

 

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing pain or other symptoms related to pain. It is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to maintain your correction and avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care

Appointments Available

First Time Patients Receive a Complimentary Chiropractic Consultation!

If you or a loved one is suffering with back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, fatigue, or a wide range of health issues, corrective chiropractic care may be able to help.

Our Patients Have Received Great Results With…

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache / Migraines
  • Scoliosis
  • Postural Deformities
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Low Metabolism
  • Allergies
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
  • Asthma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Disc Herniation