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    What to Expect on your First Visit

    The first important step is recording and evaluation of your
    health history. The consultation indicates for both doctor and
    patient what options are to be explored.

    Your examination will be thorough and may include various
    tests to help us completely understand your condition. To
    relieve pain quickly and hasten your return to health are our
    primary objectives.

    Upon reflection, most patients readily understand how
    previous childhood/adult/athletic injuries may pre-date
    present symptoms by months, even years. Chiropractors
    know untreated or neglected injuries often caused by body
    compensation sets the stage for present complaints. Mindful
    of this, you will appreciate the benefits of an in-depth history
    and consultation. As indicated, your examination includes all
    those physical and neurological test procedures that
    authorities recommend to detect spinal misalignment, loss of
    function, and physical imbalance. If your case requires a
    written medical report for legal or evaluation purposes, please
    make this request before the examination.

    An x-ray is like a life-size blueprint. When views are
    necessary, state-of-the-art equipment and low dosage
    techniques are used. We look at more than just disease, and
    after this possibility is eliminated, the structure and
    alignment (subluxations) are assessed. You are welcome to
    bring previous films with you for comparison.

    Both experienced and first-time chiropractic patients imagine
    the doctor as having a second pair of eyes in his fingers
    because he finds all sensitive spots by just feeling
    (palpation). While possibly true, what lies beneath surface
    tissue can be seen only through x-ray. That's the reason
    patients usually insist a confirming x-ray be taken to
    accurately detect prior or present skeletal conditions relating
    to their problem. Minimum exposure is required to complete
    a thorough spinal study, which will be fully explained to
    you upon request.

    Your Total Health Report
    Enough time is allowed to completely explain your specific
    findings. Recommendations for are, of course, always
    mutually agreed upon.

Your First Visit
Wondering what will happen at your
first appointment? Learn
what to expect
on your first visit to our office.