What To Expect At Your First Chiropractic Appointment In Santa Rosa

Visiting a chiropractic for the first time may naturally lead to several questions, such as: What is one expected to do, what is the process like, or what kind of treatment can one expect. It is much like visiting any healthcare provider, as this post will explain. If you walk into a family chiropractic health center in Santa Rosa, here’s what you should be prepared for on your first appointment.

Intake Procedure

The appointment will begin with a questionnaire to better assess your current health condition and medical history, along with isolated or chronic injuries that need to be taken into consideration. Your chiropractor will also find out more about your profession and any physical activities that may cause you pain or discomfort while understanding your pain history and setting health goals.

Physical Examination

This is when your chiropractor assesses reflexes, muscle strength and your range of motion, paying close attention to the neck and spine areas. Specific areas of discomfort in the body will also be examined, and an X-ray of your spine may be taken if necessary, to understand the structure and integrity of your bone anatomy or identify any anomalies.

Adjustment and Relief

Your chiropractor will determine if you can benefit from a back adjustment or adjust your spine for immediate pain relief. This adjustment will take place on a specially made, comfortable padded table and may be performed with you lying face down or on your back, on your side or sitting upright.

Treatment Plan

Your chiropractor may recommend multiple sessions if necessary, especially if you have a high level of discomfort, chronic pain, or multiple issues at once. Ongoing care can mean regular weekly sessions that are slowly reduced to monthly sessions until you need them only when necessary. These sessions will be determined by your overall health, physical condition, and fitness goals.

Family Chiropractic Health Center

Dr. Douglass Toth is a Sonoma County native, SCDS, and Cardinal Newman Alumni. He completed his certification with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is also certified in the Webster technique. For more information or advice on sports or family chiropractic in Santa Rosa, contact Toth Chiropractic today.