Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your current condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our chiropractors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our therapist to learn more about you, your condition, and discuss your expectations for how chiropractic care can meet your goals for better health.
After your consultation, a complete physical evaluation will be performed based on your description of pain or ailment. The evaluation may include testing your reflexes and flexibility, testing functional movements, and strength testing. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, we will solicit your consent each step of the way.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the chiropractor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often will I need to be visited?
- How much my treatment will cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine/extremities, including any imaging, the chiropractor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We work closely with your referring physician, if applicable, to ensure we have everything we need to determine the best source of treatment for your condition.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include but not limited to spinal adjustments, physical medicine-based therapy, myofascial techniques, therapeutic exercises, manual techniques, and/or spinal decompression. Treatment is always interactive. We will ask for your feedback throughout the treatment process to ensure your comfort and well being. We welcome your questions about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Will I Be in More Pain After Treatment?
Our overriding goal is to reduce your pain and discomfort. A small percentage of people may experience a temporary increase in pain after the first treatment. This almost always resolves with continued treatment. Any temporary discomfort is often the result of temporary inflammation caused by the body’s resistance to the healthy loosening up of tight, restricted tissues and/or joints.