What can I expect during my first visit?
You can expect to complete a full medical history questionnaire and “new patient” paperwork.
You will then consult with the doctor. This consultation is your opportunity to discuss your health concerns and past health history with the doctor.
A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific chiropractic evaluation. X-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis. X-rays can be done right at the office. In order to have time to give your case a thorough study, your doctor will go over the results of the exam and x-rays with you on the next visit.
Then, depending on your situation, your doctor may give you an adjustment and/or begin physical therapy, if needed. Adjustments should not be painful, although you may feel some discomfort until the pressure in the joint is relieved.
Depending on your condition, your chiropractor may schedule a series of visits for care.