Here is what you can expect during your first visit at Williams Chiropractic.
Your appointment will begin with a consultation with Dr. Williams to discuss your health related problems, concerns and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Williams to learn about you, your condition, and your expectations to determine how we can best meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Williams will perform an examination highlighting the specific areas of concern as well as other related areas that could be a part of your condition. Every aspect of the exam will be explained to you before beginning, and nothing will be done without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, X-rays will be taken if necessary. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Dr. Williams will go over your X-rays with you and answer any questions that you may have.
Report of Findings
Once all the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Williams will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including treatment options, how often you will need to be seen and what the treatment will cost.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, most patients receive their first treatment. Dr. Williams utilizes the standard of care that is proven most effective for your particular condition. He also utilizes spinal decompression for herniated disc and degenerative processes where spinal manipulation might be contraindicated.
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 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.