In the 15 minute consultation, we will review the highlights of your case and any relevant data to your pain. Please bring in any images (MRI,CT, X-ray, etc.) to be reviewed. In concluding the consultation we will discuss if you are a good fit for treatment.
What should I bring to my first appointment?
The doctor will need you to be able to move freely during your visit, so please bring/wear comfortable or exercise type clothing to your appointment. Loose clothing allows the doctor access to evaluate your complaint (ex: shorts for knee or leg complaint, tank top for shoulder or upper back issue).
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment. If a notice is given less than 24 hours in advance, we will charge a $35 cancellation fee.
What is treatment like?
Based upon your exam we can determine which areas are limited by adhesion. We then apply pressure to the affected area, moving it through a full range of motion to reduce the adhesion. This entire process is done with your comfort in mind and will often feel like tension building followed by relief.
How does treatment work?
As adhesion is removed and broken down, blood and oxygen flows to the muscle and function is improved.
What home care can I do to make this go faster?
Sadly once adhesion has formed, the only way to get rid of adhesion is through professional treatment. In the early stages of care, to help the healing process you will be asked to reduce the amount of load you put on your body. As the condition improves, you will become more involved with care, potentially with home exercises when your body is equipped to handle that load.
How long does a treatment plan last and when will I get pain relief?
On average, a single region of complaint (i.e. shoulder or low back) can reach full resolution or maximum medical improvement in an average of 12-18 visits. Our doctors typically see sustainable functional changes that are measured within 1-3 visits. Most patients begin to feel sustainable improvements in pain within 3-6 visits.
Who is our ideal patient?
If you fall into any of the categories listed below then we are the place for you:
Dealing with an injury that hasn't resolved with other forms of treatment
Trying to avoid surgery for your problem
Had surgery and still not any better
Looking to increase your performance and stay injury free
Been told you just have to live with your injury and pain
Frustrated with your current treatment plan and results
Been injured for some time and never got an accurate diagnosis
Looking to recover quicker after surgery
How do I know if the doctors will be able to help?
If you have any muscle, joint, or nerve problems then you are a good candidate. This is our doctors’ expertise. If you have tried other treatments with no luck or haven’t reached your maximum level of improvement, then you are also a good candidate. Our doctors specialize in finding and fixing adhesion, which is a difficult problem to find and even more difficult to fix, as it is not trained in any doctorate education. Our type of care is highly specialized and unique so all potential new patients will make a consultation first. The consultation is 15 minutes and the doctors will briefly discuss your case with you to determine if you are in the right place.
Why is muscle adhesion so important?
Muscle adhesion is the most common cause for pain, weakness and decreased flexibility in the human body. Adhesions are under diagnosed or completely missed by many practitioners. In many cases it doesn't show up on an XRAY or MRI so many doctors completely disregard it. When adhesion builds up over time it can lead to more force being put on the tendons, cartilage and ligaments leading to ruptures later on down the road. Thankfully, adhesions are completely reversible with the expert treatment that Dr. Codina specializes in and can be removed non-invasively with hands or an instrument.
Why don't you perform chiropractic adjustments?
Chiropractic adjustments are simply short term pain relief and do not treat adhesion. If we don’t focus on the removal of adhesion, the symptoms will keep returning.
Can other treatments do the same thing?
The short answer is no. There are other treatments that may appear similar, but the proof is in the results.
Why is this different than traditional Chiropractic or Physical Therapy?
Unfortunately, our current medical model for musculoskeletal injuries is awful, patients don't get what they deserve and the providers only diagnose and treat based on what they are trained in, instead of what they truly need. In many cases people who are injured end up with a "cookie cutter" or "one size fits all" approach to their problem. This leads to some pretty poor outcomes, leaving the patient suffering even more. At Whole Life Spine and Soft Tissue our focus begins with an accurate diagnosis, this leads to the appropriate treatment for your problem with a results driven focus. All of our results are measurable and accurate that allows us to get a full resolution to your injury and pain.
What payment methods are accepted?
We accept all major credit cards, FSA (Flexible Savings Account), HSA (Health Savings Account), as well as cash or check.
Will you submit to my insurance company?
Yes, if you are part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. If this is not your insurance, you will need to pay by cash, credit or check. If you would like to submit to another insurance, the necessary forms can be provided when requested. All services performed at Whole Life Spine and Soft Tissue are covered by insurance.
Do you accept auto claims, workers comp and personal injury cases?
Short answer is no. We do accept any one in pain or an injury but we will not go through your lawyer or insurance directly. Payment by the patient is required at the time of service and the necessary forms can be provided to the patient to submit to the required party or can be sent directly to the required party.
What are the fees for treatments?
Initial Consultation: 15 minutes: Free.
We offer a 15 minute consultation so you can sit down and talk to the doctor to get an idea of what we do. After the consultation we will decide together if you are a good candidate for our New Patient Comprehensive Exam.
New Patient Comprehensive Exam: 45 minutes: $125.00.
A comprehensive history of your injury will be taken including neurological evaluation, orthopedic evaluation, and functional movement procedures designed to find the cause of your pain. Upon conclusion of the exam, Dr. Codina will explain his findings and render a diagnosis. Dr. Codina will also explain the treatment plan and options. At this point, you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have with him. On the initial visit and follow-up treatments Dr. Codina will focus on one area of complaint at a time to allow for the best outcomes.
Follow-up treatments: 15 minutes: $50.
The subsequent visits are completely based off what is found on exam and is truly customizable for each case based on the exam findings.
WHOLE LIFE SPINE AND SOFT TISSUE 33 W. HIGGINS RD SUITE 735 SOUTH BARRINGTON IL 60010 847.757.5839
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