YOUR FIRST CHIROPRACTOR VISIT
Have you been suffering with acute or chronic pain as a result of an injury? Chiropractic care may be a good option for you. We’re here to help you feel comfortable with the process and to know what to expect as you schedule your first appointment and attend your first visit.
WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC CARE?
Chiropractors utilize evaluation procedures along with biomedical assessments to establish a diagnosis and formulate a management plan. They consult with other health care providers as needed to provide comprehensive care. Chiropractic treatment may include options such as patient education, therapeutic exercise, lifestyle recommendations, and other interventions such as joint manipulation and mobilization, soft tissue therapies, and physical modalities.
LET’S GET STARTED
On your first visit, your chiropractor will gather information, starting with your health history. This helps the doctor learn more about your needs and make an initial evaluation on how to help. Questions may include your previous health issues and injuries. They need to learn about current issues such as back pain, muscle strength or any chronic problems you’re experiencing. Even the smallest details can provide great insight for your chiropractor and influence your treatment path. Even if it seems unrelated to you, your chiropractor may see it differently.
THE EXAMINATION PROCESS
To fully evaluate your situation, a Chiropractor will conduct a wide range of tests to gain a big picture view of the body. An orthopedic exam will include your range of motion and flexibility, checking the body’s joints, muscle strength and the tone of the tissue. A neurological exam provides your chiropractor with information on the strength of nerve connections, reflexes and more. At this point, the doctor will decide whether additional imaging is needed to determine the root cause of your pain. Many of the tests are tailored to your specific needs. This first appointment lasts about an hour and once completed a final treatment plan will be decided.
MAKE THE CALL TODAY
See how chiropractic care can benefit you. Take the first step and make an appointment today with WestEnd Spine and Rehab in Fargo. Whether you have back pain, neck pain, headaches or muscle pain, you deserve relief. WestEnd Spine and Rehab is dedicated to your health and well-being.
Get your life back today!