If you’re visiting the Back to Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Wellness Center for the first time, welcome! We’re happy that you’re taking the first step with us to feeling your best and living a pain-free life.
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As a new chiropractic care or acupuncture patient at Back to Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture, you should allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for your first appointment. The first visit will typically consist of four parts; a consultation with the doctor, an evaluation by the doctor and together with the doctor, a discussion about the findings and your personalized, suggested plan. Only then, once you’re comfortable, your first treatment. New chiropractic and acupuncture patients should allow about 45 minutes to 1 hour for the first visit.
The doctor will then use the information learned from the history to determine what steps need to be taken during the exam. Different tests will be performed (functional, orthopedic and neurological) each to help identify what bodily structures are involved. In many cases the area that is painful isn’t the only problem area involved. These tests will help determine problems that may have initiated the injury process in the first place such as muscle imbalance, weakness and tightness, all of which may be the causing factor of your pain
Once all of the information is gathered from the history and exam, the doctor will then combine this information to form a complete diagnosis. Together, you will then go over the results of the exam and the doctor will explain all of the important information and a potential treatment plan in a way that is easy to understand and relate to. We are always happy to answer any and all questions that you may have.
The next step will be to formulate a treatment plan that would both maximize your ability to heal quickly and effectively and minimize the chances of flare ups and the injury recurring. Your treatment plan and a clear strategy will be explained to you with detailed information that shares what is necessary address your issues and get you well.
Your treatment process doesn’t end when you leave the Back to Health Chiropractic & Acupuncture Wellness Center. It is essential that we include home exercises and advice on how to avoid perpetuating factors so that your injury or pain doesn’t recur in the future. Throughout your course of treatment, the doctor will help you identify and correct the problems that are responsible for your pain or injury in the first place.
Please call the office if you have any questions about your care. We’re always happy to hear from you!
If you’ve set up your first appointment, check out what to bring along with you. We look forward to meeting you!