On your first visit to our Rockville Chiropractic office, we’ll have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. This will give us the information we need regarding your current condition, health history, and lifestyle factors.
Once you’ve completed the paperwork, you’ll meet with the doctor for an in-depth discussion regarding your health-related problems, any concerns you may have, and potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you several questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine the areas of your body that are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require the doctor to order diagnostic tests to either rule out a more serious condition or to assist in developing an effective treatment plan for you.
Same Day Treatment
After the doctor has finished with the initial examination, most patients will receive their first treatment during this same visit. Treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving the office, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to continue at home. This may include ice or heat application, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as therapeutic 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 of the first visit and are provided with a complete review of findings. Continued treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.