Thank you for choosing ChiroCenter! Your journey to healing will begin as soon as you set foot in our cozy, relaxing clinic. Your first visit will last approximately 1.5 hours, and is designed for us to get to know you better, discuss your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and get started with your treatment.
Upon entering the clinic, expect to be greeted by our friendly staff, and introduced to Dr. Shah. Your comfort and well-being are very important to us, so we encourage you to enjoy our complimentary bottled water, assortment of delicious coffee, and nutritional snacks as you fill out the new patient forms. This paperwork will provide us with vital information such as your main concerns and past medical history. During this visit we will also verify your insurance. Don’t worry, most insurance plans are accepted at our office. If your insurance does not cover our services, we are more than happy to work with you on a flexible payment plan. At this point we will also review your food diary and discuss your current nutritional intake.
Your consultation will then be continued in the exam room, where the doctor will perform orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic exams. The orthopedic test will determine joint range of motion, muscle strength, and pinpoint whether your pain is muscular or disc related. The neurological exam will test reflexes and motor strength. The chiropractic exam consists of postural and spinal screening. Based on these exams, we will provide you with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes further tests are needed, such as x-rays, MRI, or blood-work. If you have a condition that requires collaboration with another specialist, we will let you know and refer you out for consultation with a different practitioner.
You will also receive chiropractic treatment on your first visit! This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or tissue massage. Our mission is to relieve your pain, and get you back to your daily routine as fast as possible. At ChiroCenter we utilize the most advanced procedures and equipment available. We also pride ourselves on our holistic approach when developing your individualized treatment plan. Our desire is that you create good habits and daily routines that support your health and well-being goals. Prior to leaving, you will also receive basic nutritional counseling, as well as education on home exercises, and ergonomics (i.e. how to best utilize tools, equipment, and furniture to prevent injury or strain). Proper spinal alignment is crucial to overall health, but we also understand that diet, exercise, supplements, and stress management are part of the challenge, and we will educate you accordingly. As mentioned in our last blog post, it is very important for us here at ChiroCenter to take an active approach in educating our community and promoting health and well-being for all. Check our blog regularly and visit our Facebook page for health tips and more information about our clinic.
Let us help you make your health and well-being a priority!