Treatment: What to Expect
The initial visit takes approximately 45 minutes and will include:
Complete Health History including medical, family and social history. The doctor will discuss your current health concerns and symptoms with you.
Physical Exam which may include neurologic and orthopedic tests in addition to joint function assessment, soft tissue evaluation and postural assessment.
Referral for X-ray, CT or MRI will be made if appropriate. Following the exam the doctor will discuss the findings and offer a proposed treatment plan. The following fundamental questions will be addressed:
- What are the goals of my treatment and how can chiropractic help me?
- How long will it take?
- What will it cost?
- No treatment will begin without your consent.
Treatment usually begins on the first visit. Treatment plans are individualized for each patient's needs, and may include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue treatments, therapeutic modalities (heat, cold, electricity), rehabilitative exercises and nutritional counseling. Follow-up visits take 15-20 minutes. We consider our patients to be active partners in their own health care and we strive to give our patients the tools and information they need to maintain their own health. We look forward to seeing you!