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It’s not uncommon to have some anxiety about your first visit if you’ve never been treated by a chiropractor. But not to worry, it will be a pleasant experience!
We will have some initial paperwork for you to fill out; including a questionnaire of your medical history requesting a brief overview of your background including surgeries, diagnostic tests and medications.
The Doctors use this information to evaluate you before the exam, and may ask more detailed questions during the actual examination. You will have a physical examination similar to the one performed by your MD and the Doctor will perform some orthopedic and neurological tests concentrating on your current complaint. Under most circumstances, the Doctors will take X-rays prior to giving you an adjustment to determine the current condition of your spine.
Once the exam is completed, your Doctor will explain the findings and lay out a course of treatment. They will adjust the area of current complaint (see FAQs for a definition of adjustment.) The Doctor may prescribe ultrasound, electrical therapy or rehabilitation exercises in order to speed your recovery and healing process.