Upon entering our office, our receptionists will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Approximate appointment time = 30 minutes
Next, you will have a consultation with one of the doctors 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 your expectations in order to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctors will perform a complete chiropractic examination which may include testing your reflexes and flexibility, standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and other physical tests. The doctor will do a thorough spinal and nerve system exam to detect the areas of increased stress and possible nerve system interferences, the doctors will be utlizing computerized scans to conduct surface electromyography or EMG studies to help determine where the nerve system may have interference. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
After your First Visit
At this point the doctors will need to spend some detailed time reviewing your examination and/or X-ray findings. This can typically be completed over the next couple of days or sometimes even sooner depending on how serious your condition may be.