What to Expect at a Chiropractic Visit

OK, pressing forward on these last questions (feel free to submit more)…

You can expect that your first visit will be longer than usual visits, at least an hour.  You have paper work to fill out, then I take a full history and perform a thorough examination.  We may need to take x-rays look at MRI or other reports from previous physicians.

Getting adjusted should take only a few minutes.  If electrical or other physiotherapy modalities are indicated they can take from 2-15 minutes each.  Then there is also massage.  If it is indicated, I can prescribe 15 min or half hour sessions.  Once we have an idea what the problem is, treatment is usually pretty quick.  Followup visits may only be as little as 15 minutes for everything.

During the initial interview and at any time during treatment I take time to answer any questions you may have.  I try to explain things in a way that anyone can understand it so I use a lot of analogies.  I sometimes use too many.

Treatments may produce mild discomfort, but should not produce pain.  If at anytime anything makes you uncomfortable or you experience additional symptoms; speak up, and let me know.  Some symptoms may be a sign of more severe issues, and keeping symptoms or discomfort from your doctor will never improve things and could delay needed treatment.

Local fees for chiropractic vary.  My time of service fee is $40 for an office visit.  If you are not paying at the time of service I have to charge for individual treatments and they vary in price depending on the treatments.

As far as the number of visits every patient is different.  I’ve addressed this issue beforeProfessional performers are looking to maximize that performance and may want to come in weekly or more often.  Patients who have had a trauma may need to be seen 3 times a week for a while.  Some patients come in 2 or 3 times and then not again until they have a new injury. Pregnant patients will often present with an issue that is resolved and then come regularly after until the baby comes.  Some patients just really enjoy being healthy and want to stay that way.  They sometimes schedule a month out, even if they don’t need it, but just in case.

So… Come on in.


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