A Typical Chiropractic Visit
On an initial visit to a chiropractor, a new patient will complete paperwork outlining their current and past health history. Once completing the paperwork, our staff will bring you into the exam room and perform a Thermal Scan* and a Surface EMG scan on your back. Once the Chiropractor enters the room they will go over the history forms with you and perform a physical examination to narrow down the cause of your current issue and form a diagnosis. The first visit will usually take 45 minutes. On the second visit the Chiropractor will present you with a Report of Findings folder complete with your diagnosis, treatment plan, techniques that will be used, further recommendations as well as information about Chiropractic. The typical adjustment visit takes less than 15 minutes.
The adjustments are performed while you are laying face down on the adjusting table. Both Dr. Ramos and Dr. Pye use low force techniques that are not accompanied with a "crack" or "pop" noise, but they may also use manual techniques that may cause a "crack or pop" noise. The noise that is heard sometimes during the adjustment is a release of built up gasses from improper motion. Some people may experience some slight muscle discomfort after the first few adjustments. This discomfort is similar to the muscle pain you may feel after working out for the first time in a long time. Since the body has been used to being in that position for so long, the muscles have lengthened to hold the joint there. It may take a few visits for the muscles to "get used" to their new positioning. At the end of your initial treatment plan, the doctors will perform a progress exam to check your progress with treatment and make any alterations needed.