You may be considering chiropractic care for the first time, but are not sure what to expect. I thought it might be helpful to outline what you can expect as a new patient visiting my office.
5 Things to expect on your first visit.
First, you will complete some forms, which include a detailed health questionnaire. This information will help me to understand your medical history and direct me to specific questions I will have about your condition.
We will discuss your personal health history and the reason you decided to visit my practice. The consultation will direct me to a general approach to solving your condition.
The next step is an exam, where I will test your range of motion, joints, muscles, soft tissues, and neurology of your problem. This process may include ordering additional tests such as X-rays, an MRI, or a referral to a specialist.
If I feel that I can help you, I will then give you a treatment plan using the latest guidelines of best practices to help you achieve your goal.
After the adjustment, I may ask you to walk around the office for several minutes to see how you are feeling.
Based upon your situation, we will decide upon a good follow-up time for you to visit. At that time, I will assess if further treatment is needed.
While regular chiropractic adjustments are beneficial and recommended for overall health and well being, often, it is not necessary to return for multiple treatments to relieve acute pain.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 412-343-2006.