What Can I Expect
Your First Visit
Prior to your visit, we ask that you fill out our New Patient Paperwork. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. It is recommended to fill these forms out in advance. You can find these forms under the New Patient tab. If you are unable to fill them out in advance, we ask that you come 10-15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
The doctor will perform a complete chiropractic exam asking you a series of questions to fully understand what your needs are. They will also perform an in-depth physical examination which includes orthopedic, neurological, and range of motion assessments in order to diagnose the cause of your problem. Other tests will be performed based on need. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us of any spinal conditions. X-rays are a great visual for our patients to see for themselves what their misalignment or degeneration looks like.
Report of Findings
Following the exam,the doctor will give you a comprehensive report of findings based on the diagnosis that was determined. They will go over what is wrong and how long it will take to fix the problem.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Chiropractic care involves introducing movement into areas of the spine that are restricted in an effort to enable the nervous system to function without interference. By returning the nerves to their normal state and restoring full range of spinal motion, symptoms fade away. Further, by restoring motion into the spine, accelerated degeneration can be avoided. Every machine, including your spine, needs to move properly to prevent it from breaking down faster than necessary.