It's Your First Visit. What Should You Expect?
We provide a very thorough initial exam that consists of:
Report of Findings
We perform a thorough assessment to make sure you are a good candidate for chiropractic care and to screen for any underlying health issues that may require further attention. Even if you’ve been to another chiropractor or health professional recently, your safety is our #1 concern and we make time to ensure that. We explain everything we do and encourage questions. You'll never be forced into any treatment you're not comfortable with.
During your visit, we’ll explain what we believe is going on, what treatment we recommend, and the best plan going forward.
Our goal is to get you better in the fewest amount of visits as possible and keep you that way.
We provide treatment on the same day.
Depending on our working diagnosis, your treatment may include one or more of the following: chiropractic adjustments, focused rehab exercise(s), electrical muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cupping therapy, myofascial soft tissue techniques, or kinesiology taping.
Q: Do you take X-Rays or perform body scans in your office?
A: The short answer is no, but we refer to an imaging center and write the prescription to send you for X-Rays, MRI, or other types of imaging if indicated. A thorough exam will tell us if imaging is needed, but most often, it is not indicated. We don't feel the need to expose you to unnecessary radiation if we are not ruling out red flags such as a fracture, dislocation, tumor, or disease.
Our philosophy is that we treat you - Not the image. Advanced imaging shows anatomy and structure, but it does not show pain. Most often, what you see on imaging is not what’s causing your pain. We are patient-centered doctors who listen to you and adjust your care based on what you need as an individual.
We are advocates of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and their Choosing Wisely Campaign. X-rays should only be taken if (1) you have sustained a recent traumatic injury and are in considerable pain and discomfort, (2) a history and examination indicate a possible bone disease such as arthritis, (3) you have had long standing pain in an area that has not responded or resolved with care, and (4) you present with possible indications of a malignancy/tumor, in which a referral should be made to the appropriate medical doctor.
We understand your time is valuable and will always do our very best to accommodate your busy schedule. We take pride in our treatment by providing adequate time to discuss how you're feeling and build upon progress.
While it's difficult to know exactly how long some injuries or issues may take to heal, we usually have a pretty good idea. We'll recommend the best course of care we think is best regarding your injury and lifestyle.
We are advocates for routine chiropractic care, also referred to as maintenance care, but on your terms. Many of our patients seek wellness and maintenance care because they recognize the value it provides in injury prevention and their everyday life.