If you have never been to a chiropractor, your first visit can be a little intimidating. Questions abound before you even set foot into the office. Here is a quick explanation of what you can anticipate during your first visit to Convergence chiropractic Clinic.
Like any other health care provider, we have a new patient packet that needs to be filled out and brought with you. It’s fairly standard and takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. Not only does the law require this, but it really does help the doctor evaluate the big picture rather than just one isolated piece of the puzzle. Download the New Patient (NP Packet) here.
Once in the office, you will be greeted by the doctor himself and brought into the consultation and exam room. Here, the doctor will quickly review your packet and ask you to clarify or expand on any areas that he feels are pertinent at that time. The consultation will continue with you explaining in detail the problem or reason for your visit. Some important details include origin of complaint, length of time of complaint, what makes it better and what makes it worse, and any therapies or medications you may have taken to help alleviate the problem.
An exam will be performed to gather further information. This exam may include physical signs (blood pressure, temperature, physical appearance), posture evaluation (physical alignment from head to toe), as well as orthopedic tests (pulling, poking and general prodding) in an effort to isolate the problem.
In most cases, a preliminary diagnosis will be given and a treatment plan outlined at the end of this consultation. There are cases, however, that require diagnostic imaging or further testing to be obtained either to confirm or to rule out suspected conditions. If a trial of care is recommended, treatment usually can begin that same day. [See our ‘Services Offered’ page for possible treatment options.]
Patient education and ease of mind is of utmost importance to our clientele. To that end, we encourage questions and requests for further explanation at any time during this process. Treatment options are outlined and discussed, and pressure tactics are never used.
Chiropractic care is, by nature, a hands-on approach to health. This often requires “up close and personal” evaluations and treatments. You may rest assured that at Convergence, each individual patient is treated with respect, dignity and professionalism. And as always, privacy is guaranteed.
If you have further questions, would like a confidential phone consultation to discuss your situation, or would like to schedule an in-depth evaluation, please call 314-707-9854 today!