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What to Expect During Your First Visits

As a care plan practice, we focus on restoring spinal and joint function with the goal of long-term corrective healing. Our office structure and procedures are designed to facilitate the best results by spending adequate time discussing your concerns and goals. The following two-part process ensures we achieve this together.

The First Appointment

Brief Intake

Prior to the first consultation, the patient will be asked to complete forms online that provide background information about their symptoms and conditions.

Chiropractic Exam

Specific chiropractic assessments may also be used to determine:

  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Range of motion of the affected area
  • Neurological response

Diagnostic Studies

A four-view motion study will be done using X-rays to evaluate:

  • Past or recent trauma
  • Diagnose degenerative disorders such as spondyloarthritis
  • Spinal deformity with progressive potential such as scoliosis

The Second Appointment

Dr. Craig will use the findings from the patients history, physical examination, and four-view motion study to establish a specific diagnosis. Based on the diagnosis, he will create a plan of care designed to reach optimum results.

At the patients second visit, Dr. Craig will outline:

  • The diagnosed condition(s)
  • Individualized chiropractic treatment plan (or other treatments)
  • Anticipated length of chiropractic care and the associated cost

At this visit, once you make the commitment to your care, you will receive your first chiropractic adjustment.