What to expect on your 1st visit

On your first visit, you will check in with the front desk staff to receive the paper work for you to fill out. This paper work lets Dr. Prosper know of your needs and your long-term health goals. You will find the front desk very helpful and supportive of your health goals while you are a patient at our office.

Dr. Prosper will ask you about your health complaints and your main concerns. She will also ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, medical, physical therapy, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.

A physical and spinal examination will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities, which may be affecting or causing your condition. This examination may include x-rays. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to the doctor in evaluating your problem.

An “adjustment,” as doctors of chiropractic use the term, means the specific manipulation of vertebrae, which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. This misalignment is called a “subluxation”. Doctors of chiropractic spend years learning motion palpation (the art of examining by movement or touch) and other forms of spinal examining procedures, so that they can administer specific and appropriate spinal adjustments.

Once Dr. Prosper has identified the problem, she will begin care by way of your spine where a subluxation has been detected. The adjustment is usually given by hand or “activator” type instrument, and consists of applying pressure to the areas of the spine that are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion.

Doctors of chiropractic use many sophisticated and varied techniques, and the specific procedure to be used will be determined and explained completely to you following a careful evaluation of your radiographs and physical findings. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions that you may have.

After the adjustment, the doctor will give you further instructions on what you can do at home to help implement your health goals. And remember to make sure you schedule about an hour for this first visit. We look forward to seeing you.

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