Your First Visit
We offer a personalized approach to your evaluation and treatment.
On your initial visit, our doctors will:
- Listen to your health history
- Conduct a thorough evaluation
- Take x-rays (if needed)
- Analyze your condition
- Explain the findings
- Provide appropriate chiropractic treatment
- Refer you to other healthcare providers if your condition warrants
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family practice. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center on this site along with some additional forms depending on your situation.
Next, you will have a consultation with your doctor to discuss your health history, your health-related problems, concerns, goals and potential treatment options.
After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. This examination will allow the doctor to get vital information about how your complaints are related to the physical and neurological condition of your body.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us by giving us a picture of what is going on with your skeletal structure. We can view the bones, the disc spaces and the relative position of the vertebra and also may be alerted to any serious spinal conditions. Information gathered from analyzing your x-ray studies is a very important part of understanding your condition and developing an effective treatment plan for you. Most patients are amazed once they see their X-rays up close.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What is going on with me?
- How can chiropractic care help me?
- What needs to be done to correct the problem?
If there are aspects of your condition that require referral to other healthcare providers or additional evaluative studies, that will be discussed also.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include:
- spinal adjustments
- chiropractic physical therapy
- stretching or exercise recommendations
- work on your soft tissues
The doctor will explain what is being done during the treatment process and you can ask questions about the different styles of treatment anytime.
During this treatment phase of your care, your doctor may make some additional recommendations to address your condition. These recommendations may include:
- ice or heat application instructions for control of pain and muscle spasm
- certain activities or positions to avoid
- at home exercises and/or stretches.
As your treatment at our clinic progresses your doctor may work with you to help you identify healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan.