First Visit

At your first chiropractic visit, you'll complete a comprehensive health history to help us understand the factors impacting your state of health. This includes information about your diet, exercise habits, past health problems, your occupation, and other important data. During the appointment, your Chiropractor will consult with you about this information. He will then perform a thorough examination, using palpation (touch) and/or x-rays; he may also find it necessary to conduct range of motion checks, strength tests, neurological tests, orthopedic tests, and/or other tests to evaluate your health and identify the sources of your particular complaint. You'll spend time at your second visit learning exactly what was determined from the results of your first visit: where the origin of your problem lies, how long it will take to correct it, and the details of your treatment plan. Your plan may include an adjustment or a series of adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, ultrasound, moist heat, ice, massage, or other modalities of therapy.

Before you move ahead with your plan, we will also provide financial consultation to help you work out the details of your deductibles and insurance coverage. Finally, your Chiropractor will spend time helping you understand your role in taking care of your body, and making wise lifestyle choices. Each visit will vary according to the nature of your particular situation, your specific plan for progress, and your body's response to that plan.

It is quite often and normal if you feel joint movement and hear joint "clicks" or other "noises" during your first spinal manipulation because the goal of chiropractic is to correct and reduce vertebral misalignments by manipulating joints and soft tissues with the use of hand or instrument. Normally some patients may fell some stiffness and/or soreness afterward or following the first few days of treatment while some others may not. The soreness is just a natural repsonse and it will go away soon.

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.