New Hope Family Chiropractic was opened January 2009 in Riverside Rhode Island by Dr. Lincoln and Denise Lincoln. Dr. Lincoln practices the Gonstead Technique of Chiropractic only. 2012 Dr. Lincoln purchased the Darlington Chiropractic Clinic located at 192 Newport Ave Pawtucket Rhode Island from Dr. David Swanson. Dr. Lincoln splits his time between the 2 locations. December 2016 Dr. Lincoln closed and moved his Riverside location to 2728 Pawtucket Ave. East Providence Rhode Island.
All you will need to bring with you are your new patient forms completed and filled out. If you have access to a computer and a printer you can down load and print the forms from this website. Take your time and answer the questions to the best of your knowledge. If you cannot print out the new patient forms than plan to arrive 15 minutes early and you will be provided new patient forms to fill out.
If you have x-rays or MRIs with you and you wish to bring them, that will be fine. If you have someone that is concerned about your condition or someone that is interested in chiropractic you can bring them along too.
The number of visits will not depend on the number of visits your insurance plan may cover, it is depended on you and your condition. There are several factors that determine what you will need to fulfill your objectives. Do you just want to get out of pain and not worry about your condition re-occurring, or do you want to fully heal and stay that way?
Age and gender plays a significant factor in how well and how quickly you will heal and recover. The younger you are the quicker you heal, the older you are the slower you will heal. The body reaches its height of optimal health and performance by the age of 21. After the age of 21 the body begins a slow decline in performance and function. By the age of 35 the human body is accelerating in its decline. If you are 35 and older and not in good physical condition your ability to heal and recover will be impaired. If you are a female you will also heal slower. Testosterone promotes protein synthesis which is critical for muscle repair and growth. Because men have higher levels of testosterone they can heal and recover more quickly than females.
How well and how quickly you recover from your condition is directly related to: how bad you are, how long this condition has been going on and the extent of damage to the involved soft tissue. Pain is not normal, it is a sign that something is wrong and damage has occurred. The longer you have been experience pain and discomfort the more arthritic damage to the joints has been occurring. If you do nothing to stop this it will get worse.
If you are in a lot of pain and very tender to the touch to the involved area, this is a sign that there is damage to the ligaments, tendons and muscles that help to hold your spinal vertebra in place. Radiating pain, numbness, tingling, loss of strength and loss of muscle mass in a very bad sign that the nerve supply has been damaged. In general, the worse you are the longer it will take for you to improve and recover.
When dealing with the spine there are several soft tissue components involved helping to keep the vertebra of the spine in their proper position. The disc, ligaments and tendons are made of strong fibrous tissue that do not have a very good blood supply. As a result, when they are damaged they do not heal quickly like your muscles or skin that are loaded with blood vessels delivering a great blood supply. The disc, ligaments and tendons take 90 to 120 days to fully heal. You can be out of pain much quicker than that but if the disc, ligaments and tendons are not fully healed you will run the risk to re-injury causing increased and long term damage. If you have radiating pain, numbness, tingling, loss of strength or muscle mass nerve damage has taken place. Nerves do not have a great blood supply so they will take a long time to heal.
The older you are the longer it will take for you to heal. If you are not in good health, overweight or have diabetes you will not heal as quickly as one who is young, physically fit.
Healing takes time. Most people having been experiencing their condition of years and have dealt with it until they cannot take the discomfort anymore. Taking medication to cover up the problem only allowed it to get worse without you experiencing the pain. Unfortunately, the longer you wait the more damage is done to the joint and soft tissue. It took a step by step process for you to get in the condition you are in, it will take a step by step process for you to get better. Clinical experience has shown that for every year a condition has been festering it will take 3 months of healing to restore the damage.
The success of your treatment plan will depend on how well you adhere to your treatment plans and the changes you make to improve your overall health. A small dose of patience will go a long way to your recovery.
You are not required to wear any special attire for your appointments. We understand that you work or have a busy schedule and you may not have the time to stop at home to change. Come as you are and we will be happy to treat you.
The best and easiest way to make an appointment is call 401-433-3600 Monday through Friday 8 – 12 am and 2 – 6 pm. If the phone is busy, just leave a message and someone will be happy call you back and get you scheduled.
It depends on your insurance plan if you have insurance. Most insurance plans do not require a referral from your PCP to see a chiropractor. You can call our office with your insurance information and we check to see if you need a referral. If you do need a referral all you need to do is to call your PCP and ask them to fax a referral to our office. The fax number is 401-724-6360. If you do not have insurance you do not require a referral to see a chiropractor.
Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, other factors and your goals. Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your Chiropractic physician will help you achieve your goals.
We sees and treats patient with a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
Not all Chiropractors are the same. There are many different chiropractic techniques practiced and just because you went to one chiropractor and did not get the results you were looking for does not mean chiropractic does not work.
We can check with your health insurance provider to determine if your health insurance plan covers Chiropractic services. We also recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage.
If you need to reschedule your appointment please call 401-433-3600 as soon as possible. Please understand that your progress can be hindered when you miss your prescribed visits.
Ask us a Question
If you have question about Chiropractic and if it can help you or someone you know, you can call with your questions and we will try to answer them. Or you can schedule a consultation with the doctor, they are free of charge.