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8:00 to 6:00

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8:00 to 1:00

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New patient Information

Q.  What can I expect on my first visit?
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The first thing a chiropractor will do is ask you about the health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. The DC will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.

A physical examination will be performed in accordance with your DC's clinical judgment, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the doctor of chiropractic in evaluating your problem.

Q.  What do first-time patients need to bring?
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It is helpful, although not absolutely necessary, if first time patients bring copies of medical records and any recent x-rays and MRIs. Patients will be asked to fill out our clinic initial paperwork to determine the nature and extent of your problem. We will need to know what types of medication you currently take, your insurance information, and the details of any injuries you may have suffered as the result of previous accidents.

Q.  What kind of tests are involved in the initial evaluation?
A.  
We take advantage of the latest technology to accurately evaluate and diagnose your individual  problem. We perform imaging tests, such as x-rays and also order laboratory tests, CTs and MRIs, when indicated to help in the diagnosis of your problem and in developing our plan for your treatment. We also perform the customary physical examinations and tests such as neurological, orthopedic, spinal range of motion, muscle strength, flexibility testing and many more.

Q:  What are the phases of Chiropractic care

A:    Chiropractic care is like building a house certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .

 

Phase 1: Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

 

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

 

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

 

Also in an effort to make the initial visit go smoother for you we have included online the forms which you will fill out when you visit our office for the first time. Please print these out and complete them and bring them with you to your visit.