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Wondering what you should expect at your first visit?
If this is your first time at a Chiropractic office, you may have some questions. At Langford & Karls Chiropractic, we want to make your experience as smooth and comfortable as possible!
When you called to schedule an appointment, you were most likely asked to fill out your intake paperwork on our website. You can find the online paperwork here. If you do NOT complete your paperwork online (we strongly recommend that you do), please arrive 15 minutes early to complete it before your appointment.
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Once your paperwork is complete, you will be taken to a private examination room. The chiropractor will review the reason you requested the appointment, which is usually due to joint related symptoms. She will ask you to describe when you noticed your symptoms, how often you are experiencing them, and other questions that help them understand your experience.
Your chiropractor will next do a physical examination to determine exactly what joints are involved and how best to help you. This examination will include some range of motion, muscle, orthopedic and neurological tests.
Once the physical examination is complete, your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you with a focus on your health goals. Your goals are an important part of your care. Some patients that come to the chiropractor are in pain and are just looking for relief. Others seek chiropractic care as a way to optimize their health. Still others are looking for ways to better perform in their particular sport or hobby. We welcome all types of patients. With these goals in mind, your chiropractor will discuss what treatment they feel will be most helpful for you.
The treatment recommendations may include a relaxing adjunctive preparation to the adjustment such as electrical muscle stimulation for muscle relaxation or therapeutic ultrasound or trigger point therapy to relieve muscle tension.
Often following this, a chiropractic adjustment will be given. This is typically what people think of when they think of chiropractic care. An adjustment works to relieve restriction in a joint and allow it to move freely and function well. There are different chiropractic adjustments. Most commonly, your chiropractor will use her hands to find the area of the joint that is most restricted and deliver a quick, hands on movement to help the joint move better and with more motion. There are different adjustment techniques depending on many factors and your chiropractor will work with you to find the one that will work best for your individual situation. Patients often report feeling a lot better after a chiropractic adjustment.
After the adjustment, you may be given at home care instructions to do, such as certain stretches, ice or heating instructions, nutritional recommendations, postural instructions and exercises. At this time your treatment follow-up recommendations will also be given. These recommendations are specially tailored to you. If you have any questions at any time, we encourage open communication.
At this time, your appointment is completed and we are hoping it has been the best part of your day!