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LENS

Chiropractic & Health Coaching

Does LENS treat MS, Parkinson’s, post-stroke, etc.?
LENS is not diagnostic based. That is, it is not a treatment for a specific diagnosis. It is a treatment for a dysfunctional brain.Can LENS help me?
LENS does not give you a new brain. It can only help optimize the one you have. LENS works best with patients who had been high functioning and then something happened (trauma/concussion/TBI) or significant stress (PTSD, reactive depression or anxiety, etc) to set them off.As in all of health care, there are no guarantees. While LENS is not helping all of my patients, it is helping the majority. I have seen some stunning results with LENS in a variety of patients with significant problems.

So if you are willing to undergo a trial of care, it will take a small investment of time, effort and money to see if LENS can help you.

How long will it take to see progress?
Most patients are seeing signs of improvement within 4 to *6 visits. If LENS is not helping by the 6th visit, the chance of it helping declines. If you are determined to continue beyond 6 visits, in the absence of progress, I will discuss with you a significantly reduced fee schedule allow you to continue with care.

*Note: some cases are outside of this 4-6 visit guideline and reduced fee schedule: generally they include cases that are more long-lasting and more: severe familial depression, bi-polar disorder, severe PTSD, post-stroke paralysis, MS, and others.

In trying to help me, can LENS create other problems?
Again, as in all of health care, there are no guarantees. The side effects of LENS include: wired, tired, spacey, foggy thinking and possibility of headache.

One more rare, but possible side-effect is the release of
suppression; which, in patients who had prior history of them…can result in a brief period of increased anger/rage/explosive behavior, return of stuttering, bedwetting in a child, flashbacks or seizures.

All of these effects are transient, meaning that they typically don’t last long. And, all are considered good, to the extent that they indicate a brain that is interacting with the LENS.

How long does do the positive effects last?
I can’t say that the positive effects of LENS are permanent, but they are enduring. LENS is not about lifelong care. Some patients do return for occasional ‘tune-ups.’

How much does LENS treatment cost?
The first office visit takes about an hour. Subsequent visits take 15-30 minutes each.

In my North Adams office the first visit is $160, and subsequent visits are $60 each. In my Pittsfield office the first visit is $170,
and subsequent visit are $70 each.

Is LENS covered by my insurance?
LENS is not covered by insurance in my office.

Where are you located?
We have offices in North Adams and Lenox. See our Locations & Hours.

What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of the body’s normal (homeostatic) state of health. 

What is a chiropractic adjustment?
The key to chiropractic care is the spinal adjustment. This is the way doctors of chiropractic correct subluxations.
To adjust you, Dr May will use a variety of gentle manual techniques to restore normal spinal motion and function. Adjustments can also help correct problems with any other joint in the body, such as the hips, knees, ankles, elbows and wrists.

What is a subluxation?
Subluxations are spinal segments that have lost their normal motion and alignment. This then interferes with normal nerve transmission and therefore compromises both spinal and body function.

Do I need chiropractic care?
Only if you want to be healthy and live an active and vibrant life.

How long will I have to go for chiropractic care?
It depends on the problem, the mechanism of injury, underlying pre-existing conditions, the severity and how long you have had it. Healing and health are processes and trends over time.

Sadly, for most people, pain tends to be the only factor that motivates them to pay attention to their body. The healthiest people know that the best time to pay attention to your health is when you are well.
Ultimately, how long you undergo chiropractic care is up to you. But the real question is: how long do you want to be healthy?

You do not have to be sick, or in pain, to have a healthy intervention.

To maintain optimal health, in addition to other important lifestyle habits, one should get adjusted once to twice a month.

What is Health Coaching?
We live in a contradictory world, where the scientific evidence is convincing but the corporate influence (advertising, product placement, lobbying, etc.) is overwhelming. Deciphering what you need to do to be healthy can be confusing, disheartening and disabling.

My goal as a health coach is to give you accurate information on health…to teach you what to change, how to change it and convince you that you can do it. Even professional athletes, the best of the best, have a coaches. You need a health coach to keep you focused and motivated to improve and maintain the most important aspect of your life, your health.

Is health coaching separate from chiropractic?
I only coach patients who are interested. I coach them during their chiropractic visits. It is my goal to help my patients maximize their health. My greatest success rests in patients who change their lives for the better by reclaiming, and then maximizing, their health.

How much will it cost?
There is no charge for health coaching in conjunction with chiropractic care.

However, good health, like any other worthy goal in your life, requires a consistent investment of your time, effort and money. I will make recommendations for some things that you need to do, to get, or buy to achieve optimal health.

What can I expect in terms of my health?
Improved health is always possible and improved health is its own reward.

Where are you located?
We have offices in North Adams and Lenox. See our Locations & Hours.