On your first visit to our office you may have some paperwork, an exam and treatment.
Your initial consultation is to see if your condition can benefit from chiropractic care, or if another specialist is needed.
Evaluation and Adjustment
The doctor will then perform an examination of area of concern. He will determine contributing factors to your pain and/or condition. Part of the examination may be some type of adjustment or manipulation to these areas. The evaluation and adjustment are to determine the extent of your condition and to give you a prognosis.
After you have completed a history, physical examination and diagnostic testing, the doctor will present you his recommendations for your care. If the doctor does not accept your case he will explain to you what your particular situation is and he will give you his recommendations or referral to an appropriate professional.
X-rays will only be recommended when your personal case deems it necessary.
Special imaging techniques are used to identify the condition and severity of such things as: disc herniation/injuries, spinal abnormalities, and soft tissue conditions.
Treatment First Day
Patients will receive their first treatment on their first visit. The adjustment will actually help determine what care is needed.
Home care instructions will be given to help you treat your condition, such things as: heat packs, ice packs, exercises, ergonomics modifications and a “not to and to do” list.
The second appointment is as important as the first. On this visit the doctor sees how you have responded to treatment and what your future recommendations will be. The goal of the doctor's recommendations is to provide a care plan that will heal your condition as quicly as possible. Some care plans might be a s short as 3-4 visits and others longer depending on the severity of your condition.