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Your First Visit
First visits to any doctor's office can be a bit intimidating and often leave you feeling anxious or nervous. At Governor's Family Chiropractic we do our best to make you feel at home from the moment you step inside.
Our trained staff and highly-skilled doctor help take all the anxiousness away and get you focused on the road to wellness.
Following is a small list of things to expect in advance of arriving at our office.
Most of our patient paperwork can be found here online and be completed prior to coming to our office. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. The more details you can provide about your health history, the better and faster we can get on to your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
If you have x-rays from a previous appointment with another health care provider, you are encouraged to bring those with you. If not, no worries, we can either obtain x-rays (if any) from a prior doctor, or refer you to a qualified x-ray tech to have x-rays shot.
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 therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
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.