What can I expect during my first chiropractic visit?
Generally, 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 express your health concerns and expectations and to ask any questions you may have. A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific Chiropractic evaluation. In some cases, x-rays may be necessary. You will then schedule a time to meet with the doctor to review the results of the examination and x-rays. Depending on your situation, the doctor may begin physiotherapy at that time.
What will my second visit entail?
Your second visit to our office is designed to give you a complete understanding of what is causing your particular health concern, show you how your spine compares to the textbook normal spine, and give you a brief overview of the chiropractic care you will receive.
Four questions every patient NEEDS to ask that will be answered:
1. Can you help me?
2. How long will it take to correct my problem?
3. How often do I need to come for care?
4. How much does it cost?
Once your questions have been answered and the doctor has determined it is safe to begin care, you will proceed to the spinal adjusting portion of your care. Some patients do have minor soreness after their first adjustment, much like a workout produces sore muscles. You will be given home care instructions and scheduled for your next visit.
What happens on my third visit?
This visit is the culmination of your previous two experiences and we will explain in detail your insurance contribution to your care plan and your financial responsibilities. Don’t worry, if your deductible is sky high, or don’t have health insurance, you’re not alone …nearly 30% of our patients are in the same boat. We’ll be happy to arrange a payment plan that suits you.