What To Expect
To The New Patient
Patients present different health challenges. In order to provide the best care possible, the initial visit will consist of the following things.
Consultation: here is where we find out all the details about your present health concerns and past health history.
Thorough examination: This is used to assess the health of your spine and nerve system. For those individuals with specific health concerns, the examination helps to identify underlying factors that need to be addressed.
X-rays (as needed): These are taken to determine the health of the underlying spinal structures. In cases where patients have specific spinal health concerns, it assists me in ruling out underlying disease that may be contributing all or in part to their current problem. All x-rays are sent out for review by a chiropractic radiologist to further insure best results.
Note: We do not x-ray pregnant patients. “Moms to be” get special care using methods that they find comfortable and effective. Children usually do not require x-rays. I have been caring for children (of all ages) and pregnant patients for over 37 years.
The purpose of your first visit is to assess the patient and determine what the patient needs. Typically, the doctor needs an hour to review the examination findings, evaluate the x-rays and formulate a plan of action. He is also determining if it's a Chiropractic case or if the patient would be better off seeing a different type of healthcare provider.
All this is discussed on the follow-up visit. Some patient's bring their "significant other” with them so that they understand what’s going on, what needs to be done and why it needs to be done. This usually makes the whole health recovery process easier for everyone involved. So, if you are seeking Chiropractic care in the Garner, Raleigh, Clayton or Smithfield area, give our office a call!