3 Questions with Corinne
- What are the two best things that patients can do to help you?
This is simple. The best two things that patients can do are to ask questions and to be open & honest about how they are feeling. I’m here to help my patients feel better, but only patients can feel what’s going on with their bodies. So by being engaged in the treatment, asking questions, and telling me how they’re feeling, I’m able to better treat patients.
- What are the two worst things that you see patients do that interferes with their treatment or hinders your ability to help them?
Not being 100% honest with any doctor can hinder a patient’s treatment. It is important to me that I take time to get to know each one of my patients, so they feel comfortable being open and honest with me. This helps me understand each patients specific need and aids me in creating an individual treatment plan.
Also, the lack of commitment and following instruction can interfere with care, as well as increase pain. It is important that once a patient starts a treatment plan to stay committed to keeping scheduled appointments, as well as following all instruction given regarding the use of equipment, braces and home exercise.
- What two things do you wish everyone knew about chiropractors but doesn’t?
There is a general misconception that chiropractors only treat back pain. Chiropractors treat so much more than back pain. Chiropractors specialize in improving joint function of the spine, as well as the neck, knees, ankles, hands and feet. We offer headache relief, care after auto accidents, sciatica pain relief, and aid during pregnancy.
There is also a misconception that chiropractors aren’t “real doctors”. In fact, a degree in chiropractic requires 2,887 hours of class time, while a medical doctor requires just 2,756 hour of class time. Medical doctors are generally taught that chronic conditions have no known cause, which may have a genetic or environmental component and should be treated by medication. Chiropractic doctors have a different view point, which is more targeted to non-drug management of both acute and chronic conditions.