Your first visit what to expect
After you complete the paperwork it starts with the Consultation.
First Dr Bob will discuss your presenting condition, in order to find out how to help you, we need to know about you and the details about your condition, your lifestyle and how your condition affects your life. Also your past history. Then another important topic are your goals for the future. In some cases something that we discover in the consultation might indicate the need to consult with another health care provider.
Second is the Physical Examination. – The information from the consultation will guide us to the physical examination. During this Dr Bob will look at your posture, and your range of motion (how your spine and joints move). Then other orthopedic and neurolgic tests will be performed.
Other functional tests are part of the exam, it is important to know not just how far you can move but how well you move.
Next if you are currently in pain initial pain relief treatment will begin on your first visit. This may consist of any of the following
Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy also called Chiropractic Adjustment- Dr. Bob will use a carefully directed and controlled pressure to begin restoring normal motion and position to the movable bones of your spine. You may feel or hear a slight pop or snap, which is due to joint movement.
Additional Therapy Procedures such as cold laser, heat, ice, traction, electrical therapy, ultrasound, and diathermy. These procedures are helpful to reduce the pain, spasm, inflammation, or stiffness you may have.