What is Chiropractic?

With regards to your wellness, the three main ideas:

  1. Health is not merely the absence of disease.
  2. The body has an innate intelligence that runs a series of complex systems that rely on proper balance and coordination in order to function correctly.
  3. By living a wellness lifestyle, you can enrich your life with vibrant health.

Chiropractic treatments are widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of headache, and neck and back pain. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk.

Complications from chiropractic treatments are rare and adverse effects are typically minor and short-lived. Your chiropractor will discuss all potential side effects and any risks along with the benefits of the care you receive. If your chiropractor diagnoses a problem that would be better treated by another health care professional, he or she will make an appropriate referral.

Chiropractic works with you to restore your function, strength and flexibility. Each patient has unique problems and as such each patient receives an individualized plan for overall wellness.

Your first visit

1) Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our Chiropractic assistant will welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request that you complete our patient history forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.

2) Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with our Doctor of Chiropractic to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our Doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

3) Examination

After your consultation, Our Doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


4) X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


5) Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, our Doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

How can you help me?

How often do I need to come in?

What will my treatment cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, our Doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers.   Our Doctor will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


6) Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage.  Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.


7) Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment.  If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches.  If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle.  Every person is unique; therefore, everyone requires a customized wellness plan.  The purpose of our wellness program is for  you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.