Your First Visit
Contact Us Directly With Your Questions
When you arrive, of course we’ll have some basic paper-work for you. It will give us general information about how to help you.
Next you’ll have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your condition, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to better understand what is going on. X-rays help show exactly where the problem is and how best to correct it. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can generally see for themselves problem areas.
Report of Findings
Once we have all the information, will give go over everything including…
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
We will review your past history, exam findings, X-rays and any other tests performed. If chiropractic care is appropriate for you, we will recommend a course of action based on what we know, our experience and your own health goals. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, we will make the appropriate referral.
Patients will generally be provided with pain relief therapy before you leave the first day. Your individualized treatment program typically begins on the second appointment after your information has been evaluated. This may include specific chiropractic adjustments, various physical therapies, and/or soft tissue work. Remember, this is all about YOU so please express any concerns you have as there are many ways to reach the desired result.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, we will generally offer recommendations including instructions for ice or heat, things to avoid, as well as easy home exercises and/or stretches. If you need suggestions on an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success.
Because every body is unique, everyone will require a customized plan to best suit your needs. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking appropriate supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.