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What will happen on my first visit?
This seems to be the question everyone asks before they will even enter the clinic. This is certainly understandable if you’ve never seen a chiropractor.
If you’ve never been to a chiropractor, you probably have a lot of questions and a lot of ideas about what a chiropractor does. So, let’s talk about what will happen on your very first visit to my office.
During the initial consultation, we will sit down and you’ll have a chance to tell me all about your health concerns. I want to know how your issue started, what it feels like, what it prevents you from doing, what you’ve done about it so far, and what may have worked before, even if it was temporarily.
If after hearing about your problem it seems that your condition may be helped by chiropractic care, I will perform an examination. There have been times where it has been very clear to me following the consultation that my office is simply not the best place for the patient.
I don’t accept patients for care that I don’t believe I can help, so I first evaluate your condition during the consultation and then perform range of motion tests, then chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examinations.
Will I need x-rays?
If after your consultation and examination I determine that x-rays of your spine are needed, we will perform an x-ray examination. X-rays are not needed for every person or every condition. The need for x-rays will be determined on a case-by-case basis and the reason for the tests will be explained to you before they are performed.
At the end of your first visit, you will be scheduled for a report of findings visit. This follow up visit is a second consultation in which I go over the results of your examinations and tests. More importantly, I will also explain exactly what you have and how I can help.
All of your treatment and financial options will be explained prior to any service being rendered to you.