What You Need to Know About Your Appointment
Whether you are familiar with chiropractic care or this is your first time, you can expect your first visit to Natural Life Chiropractic to be different from your typical healthcare experience. Your initial paperwork is to help our chiropractors get a better idea of your health history and current needs, and can be completed online and brought with you or filled out in our office prior to your appointment. During your first visit, our doctors will explain to you chiropractic and its benefits as well as the different services our office provides, and which ones may be the best fit for you in reaching your health goals.
Before treatment, our doctors will ask questions about you and your family’s health history as well as your health goals and expectations. They will then complete a thorough physical examination, and perform x-rays (if needed) to determine if chiropractic is right for you. A typical new patient appointment will last approximately one hour, with subsequent visits lasting from 15-60 minutes, depending on your treatment plan. If you are new to chiropractic you may feel anxious or nervous, so feel free to ask questions at your appointment. Our doctors are here to help in every way possible to make your chiropractic visit positive and productive.
What to Bring:
If you have filled out your paperwork online, please bring it with you along with your driver’s license, health insurance card and current list of medications you are taking, if applicable. Please allow for 15-20 minutes before your appointment to fill out our paperwork in office. You will remain clothed for your examination and treatment, so loose-fitting or non-restrictive, comfortable clothing is best as you will be asked to move around for range of motion assessments, as well as move in different positions on your belly, back and side on the adjusting table. Treatment on the first day typically consists of a chiropractic adjustment and spinal traction on our mechanical tables. Further therapies, such as electrical modalities, soft tissue, or rehabilitation may be rendered, depending on your body’s needs.
Types of Adjusting Techniques:
Our doctors are trained in a variety of different adjusting styles and will determine your treatment based on your body and your preferences. If you have experienced manual adjusting in the past, we typically utilize Diversified, Gonstead and Thompson Drop techniques. For instrument adjusting and low-force mobilization we also offer Activator Technique and Cox Flexion-Distraction.