What Can I Expect During My First Visit to a Chiropractor?
Generally you can expect to complete a full medical history questionnaire and "new patient" paperwork. You will then consult with Dr. Horn. This consultation is your opportunity to express your health concerns and expectations, and to ask any questions you may have pertaining to the matter. A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific Chiropractic evaluation. In some cases x-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis. Dr. Horn will go over the results of the exam with you, express her role in your health care and discuss your health prognosis. Then, depending on your situation, Dr. Horn may give you an adjustment and/or begin physical therapy, if needed. Adjustments shouldn't be painful, although you may feel some discomfort until the pressure in the joint is relieved. Depending on your condition, Dr. Horn may schedule a series of visits for care.