Your First Chiropractic Visit

Chiropractic need not be a long term treatment, requiring numerous visits. Many problems can be corrected in just a few visits with a precise, gentle, thorough approach.  With 20 years of experience, combined with a variety of techniques, Dr Dudley and staff will provide patients with fast relief and great overall treatment.

Brief Paperwork
Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. To save time, feel free to print out and complete the paperwork at home. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Consultation
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the staff and doctor to discuss your health-related  concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the staff and doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Then your Vitals will be taken and an Examination performed, which will include a number of specialized tests to determine the areas that are affected and to what extent.

xray neckX-ray Studies
Your specific condition may require us to send you to have x-rays performed to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. These x-rays will be performed at a local area radiology facility.

Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical modalities, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.