New Patients – What to expect from an adjustment
If you are coming to the office for the first time, your first visit will last approximately 45 minutes. We will review your history, perform an evaluation, and if necessary, refer you for x-rays. We will discuss with you how we can help you and explain every process.
We ask that you bring any recent x-rays, MRIs, or CAT Scans that are related to any spinal problems you may be suffering from. Please arrive to the exam 15 minutes early so that we can process your paperwork. The care in our office is different than many doctor’s offices. One of the ways we are different is that we almost always run on time. So your early arrival can ensure that other patients stay on time as well. Thank you for your consideration.
First, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your spinal health. Some of the tests we utilize are:
- Weight bearing test
- Computerized postural assessments
- Facilitative pattern palpation
- Range of motion evaluation
- Motion palpation
- Flexion and lateral flexion adverse cord and connective tissue assessment
The doctor will determine, through examination and analysis of your spine, that chiropractic care is sage and appropriate for your case. You may, at that time, initiate a gentle chiropractic adjustment. The doctor will utilize adjustive techniques that are corrective and specific to your case. If you have any specific preferences for your chiropractic care, you can address them with the doctor at that time.
The chiropractic care in our office involves highly specialized training.
Follow Up Appointment:
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, you will be scheduled for a follow-up visit, usually within a week or as your schedule allows. During this follow-up visit, the doctor will review your progress, give you a detailed report on your spine and answer questions like:
Can we help you?
How often do you need to come in?
What will my care cost?