Going to a medical professional for an injury, chronic pain, or any reason is not fun, but a little knowledge before you walk through the door can help you, and your chiropractor, be better prepared for your first visit.
A typical visit takes 45-60 minutes, but you should arrive a little early to fill out any paperwork, including a medical history. I will provide you a full exam/evaluation and diagnosis. Together, we’ll discuss the treatment options- the goal is to have you fully understand not only what I’m treating but also why. Since our goal is to have you pain-free as quickly as possible, treatments will start in your first visit. They might include:
What should you bring to your first visit?
You will be continually re-evaluated throughout the treatment to ensure you are working towards you goal (less pain, longer periods of exercise, greater range of motion, etc.). And, finally, before you leave the office, you will be provided your homework. Yes, homework. Every patient is given some work to help your improvement. It is your body, and it is up to you to take care of it in the end.
Other times both later and earlier may be available upon request. Please give us a call if you have any special requests for a visit.