WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
After filling out the necessary paperwork you will now sit with the doctor and discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meet your goals.
After your consultation, we will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. This will allow us to locate your problem areas, and determine the best treatment to correct these issues.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. NHC has top of the line digital x-ray’s in-office.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR SECOND VISIT
REPORT OF FINDINGS
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Our Doctors will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What is my diagnosis?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, we will make their recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If the Doctors believe they can help you, they will recommend treatment.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the Report of Findings appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on other recommendations to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Everybody is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.