Upon entering our office, we will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not already completed our online new patient forms, we will request that you complete them in our reception area. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information. This usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Next, you will have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sandra Childers OR Dr. Kirk Childers to discuss your spinal health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Childers to learn more about you, your condition (back pain, neck pain, headaches) and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. It also is a time for you as a patient to determine if this is the right chiropractic office for you. Correcting your spine is a team effort.
After your consultation, Dr. Childers will perform a complete chiropractic examination. This exam includes a special computerized nerve and muscle scan. This simple but effective test will tell the Dr. Childers if your neck pain or back pain is a musculoskeletal issue or not. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. We explain our procedures in detail, answer your questions and get your consent before each procedure.
Digital X-Ray Studies
Depending on your specific condition, we will take any necessary Digital X-rays as part of your spine examination. 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.
It is our intention to have patients identify their own subluxations (vertebral misalignments) and any degeneration themselves. At the specific periods during the corrective care we do follow up x-rays to confirm the spinal correction.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed we schedule your next visit, usually within 1 to 2 days. On that visit Dr. Childers will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- Where does my back or neck pain come from?
- Can you help me?
The purpose of this visit is to have you thoroughly understand your exam findings & answer all your questions about your X-rays. Only then will Dr. Childers will likely provide the best possible adjustment and any other therapy for your needs.
At the conclusion of your 2nd 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.
Our Corrective Care Program
If you are in pain when you first come into our office, our first goal is to resolve your symptoms. This may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Once the pain is gone, the doctor will suggest a corrective care program. Correcting your spine & posture is crucial to reduce chances of having future serious spinal problems. We will verify your insurance coverage and explain how it might support your chiropractic needs. Our wellness team will work with you 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.