What to expect on your first visit
You may be seeking treatment for your back pain, neck pain, headache, or other aches and pains, but Dr. Eve needs a complete picture of your health history and overall current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you.
Set aside at least 30-40 minutes for your first visit to the chiropractor. Future visits typically last 15 minutes or less, though the time required will depend upon the type of treatment you require.
Here’s what you might expect.
On your first visit, Dr. Eve may ask about the following:
It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to the chiropractor.
You may be asked to change into a gown to perform some of these tests:
Dr. Eve will then study your health history and correlate your examination findings to design a course of treatment to help you achieve your health goals. This is typically discussed at your second visit. Once your treatment plan has been discussed and informed consent completed, you will receive your first treatment.
Stages of Care:
Relief care is provided for relief of immediate pain, restricted mobility and discomfort. Depending on the diagnosis, your age, physical condition, how long you have had the current complaint, and previous injuries, a few or several visits over a relatively short period of time may be necessary.
Corrective care treats conditions that are more severe, recurring or that have existed with or without pain for some time. These may require a longer, more complex period of care. Once the severity of your condition has decreased through relief care, corrective care helps to restore normal function to your spine, muscles, supporting tissues and the nerves affected by them.
Supportive or maintenance care helps you maintain and preserve the benefits you’ve achieved from relief and corrective care. Chiropractors are also trained to detect conditions in their early stages, often before you feel pain or reduced mobility. Continuing to work with your chiropractor and having periodic spinal check-ups and treatments, if needed, will keep your spine as healthy as possible.
Dr. Eve will work with you to find a maintenance schedule that suits your condition, health care goals, and lifestyle.
For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.
Discuss your health goals with Dr. Eve and she will design the treatment plan that’s best for you.