What Can I Expect During My First Visit to a Chiropractor?
Dear New Patient,
We want to find out exactly what is going on with you so we begin with you filling out some basic paperwork, then we sit and talk about you. This consultation is your opportunity to express your health concerns and expectations, and to ask any questions you may have pertaining to the matter. It is also for me (Dr. Latimer) to express my role in your health care and discuss your health prognosis.
A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific chiropractic evaluation. In some cases x-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis. If needed, I will send you to the closest facility which is usually Fontaine Medical Center.
I will review all examination findings with you. so that you can have all questions and concerns answered. Then, depending on your situation, I will give you some kind of treatment usually the same day. Adjustments should not be painful, although you may feel some discomfort until the pressure in the joint is relieved. We also have therapies which help your body relax and heal that may be used with the adjustment.
If I accept your case as something I can help you with, you will receive recommendations on treatments that will speed you to the best and quickest recovery.