Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Murray to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Murray to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Murray will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Murray will give you a report of findings to answer the two most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Murray will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Murray believes we can help you, we will recommend a treatment program.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.