Seeing a doctor for the first time can be intimidating. What should you expect on your first visit to a chiropractor? Will they be able to help you with your problem? Will the two of you get along?
When you enter the office you will be warmly greeted by the receptionist, who will answer any preliminary questions and have you fill out a few quick forms related to your current health issue.
The next step is to see if your health problem is one that can be helped by chiropractic care. The doctor will review your health information and may ask further questions to get a better understanding of why you are feeling the way you do.
After reviewing your health information the doctor will examine you. The initial examination may involve range of motion, orthopedic, and neurological tests. The doctor will then palpate your spine, note any observations and explain what he believes the problem is.
At that point, based on your symptoms and objective findings, X-Rays may be taken to eliminate any guesswork on the condition of your spine. Not to see is not to know and not to know is to guess. We will not guess about your health.
At this point the doctor may make an adjustment or have you come back on the next visit for a complete report of findings before making an adjustment. The report of findings is a comprehensive summary of how chiropractic care can help with your problem and what both yours and the doctor’s responsibilities are. At that time, if no adjustments have been made, the doctor will begin to help correct the problem.
It is always ok to be informed and ask questions at any point during the initial examination. If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment to be seen, you can call us at 561-487-7200. We are also now on ZocDoc, an online appointment scheduling service!