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New Patients - What to Expect

new patientsUpon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. (If you would like to complete the paperwork at home you may print the new patient forms prior to your visit)

Consultation

Next you will have a consultation with our female Chiropractic Physician Dr. Ashley Waggoner to discuss your health-related problems, personal injury or other concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition and your goals to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet and exceed your needs.

Examination

After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

X-Ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays to  get a full evaluation. X-rays help us rule skeletal-imageout more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.  Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves. If an x-ray is not neccessary, it will not be required. No X-Rays are prescribed for our prenatal patients, ever.

Report of Findings

Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:

  1. Can you help me?
  2. What do you recommend that I do to get better?
  3. How much is it going to cost?

After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Ashley will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If the doctor believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.

Treatment

Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the first appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.  Treatment is interactive so you can express any concerns you have or request certain types of treatment.

Care Partners

Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.  If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success.  Every body is unique and different and therefore everone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. We have specific care focused on pregnancy chiropractor care, pediatric chiropractic care, senior chiropractic care, infertility chiropractic care, personal injury care as well as others. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining  healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating from a healthy menu, supplementing for deficient nutrition , keeping your weight under control and stress relief.

Wellness Program

wellness-oel-kerzeMany think that health is merely the absence of pain or symptoms. A wellness approach to health means adopting a variety of healthy habits for optimum function on all levels - physical, mental, social, and spiritual.

Because of its focus on the nerve system, Palmer chiropractic care can be an important part of a wellness lifestyle. The nervous system controls the function of virtually every aspect of our lives. So, maintaining a properly functioning nervous system is essential if you want to be your very best.

Few things as complicated as your body can be ‘fixed’ and then ignored. That’s why we will recommend a schedule of regular chiropractic checkups. Like maintaining your teeth, your car, your family, or your faith, maintaining the integrity of your nervous system requires an ongoing investment.

Those who want the very best, add regular palmer chiropractic care to their other health practices. The pleasant result is often more vitality, endurance, and the capacity to enjoy life to its fullest. Good nutrition, exercise, palmer chiropractic care, and other preventive measures are part of a wellness lifestyle.

Today, more and more of us are interested in a higher level of health called wellness. Beyond merely feeling better or preventing health problems, we want to fully enjoy life by being at our very best mentally, physically, and socially. True health is only possible with an optimally functioning nerve system.

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