What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Visit
Your first visit to the chiropractor will be informative, relaxing and comfortable.
Upon arrival for your first visit, our staff will put you at ease and help you start filling out our new patient forms.
Once you have completed your new patient forms you’ll meet with Dr. Jason Harrison to discuss your situation in depth.
When you visit us for the first time, a health history will be taken. Any valuable information with regards to the reason why you’ve made a visit into our office will be discussed. All of the details allow Dr. Harrison to completely understand what’s going on with you and more importantly, what can be done about it.
Dr. Harrison will conduct a thorough examination, which will concentrate on the bones, joints, nerves and muscles in the area and surrounding area where the issues lie. Information will be gathered to determine how severe the situation is and ultimately what’s in the best interests of the patient from that point on based upon their goals and motivation.
Careful consideration will be made to determine if the benefit(s) outweigh the risk(s). If necessary, X-rays will be taken to further explain the association directly or indirectly with what the patient is experiencing. A lot of times, what can be seen and felt is only the tip of the iceberg and we won’t know what lies underneath until X-rays are taken. These can rule out or confirm what we suspect.
Report of Findings
After the examination Dr. Harrison will explain everything to you in detail:
- Can Chiropractic help you
- What the cause of your symptoms are
- What can be done about it
- How long recovery may take
- How much treatment is required and how much will it cost
After discussion, a treatment plan will then be tailored to suit your specific needs. In some cases dietary and lifestyle changes may be discussed and in most cases simple home exercises will be prescribed in order to maximize your recovery. You will also be advised on how to best avoid future problems.
How to Dress
Wear something that is comfortable and allows for movement. Certain adjustments require clothing that doesn’t restrict movement.
What to Bring
Although not necessary, but if you would feel more comfortable you are welcome to bring a friend or family member, and be sure to bring a list of questions and concerns as well. If you are currently taking medications, please bring a list of them so that this information can be stored in your file. If you have any X-ray’s or MRI’s that are recent and have access to the reports, please bring a copy.