What happens at your first chiropractic appointment?
First, arrive a few minutes early to allow time to provide our staff with your ID and if applicable, your insurance information.
Your chiropractor will introduce themselves to you in the waiting room and escort you back to their treatment room.
Your chiropractor will listen to what is ailing you. Your chiropractor will ask what your specific goals are. Are you simply looking for relief from your pain? Are you looking to improve your ability to do specific tasks? Or are you wanting to achieve optimal health?
Your chiropractor will ask specific questions to help them diagnose the condition. Then your chiropractor will do specific physical exam involving orthopedic tests, range of motion and palpation to verify their diagnosis.
If any of us make you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let us know. We can modify our verbiage, exams and treatments to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. We want you to have a GREAT experience with us.
Once your chiropractor verifies a diagnosis of your condition, your chiropractor will explain to you what your condition is, how it can be resolved and how you can keep it from coming back. We aim to get you well in as little visits as possible, so the more you can do between visits to facilitate your healing, the better.
If your chiropractor discovers that your condition is not a chiropractic condition, we will refer you to a healthcare provide more appropriate for you. Once you are established as a patient of ours, you are able to ask us questions you may have about the care and diagnostic tests you received by other healthcare providers. We are happy to be a resource for you.
If it is a condition your chiropractor deems chiropractic can fix, your chiropractor will explain what the treatment will consist of. If you agree to start chiropractic care, your chiropractor will treat you during your first appointment.
There are a variety of chiropractic treatments, and we will do the best type for your specific needs:
Some people are very tight and need a type of adjustment that involves twisting the body around to loosen it up.
Some people are more fragile, and need a gentle approach to getting the body lose and pain free.
For those who prefer gentle treatments:
For those who prefer being "popped"
Again, we will treat you in a way that is best for your body type, and will only perform adjustments you are comfortable with. Part of the Drummond Chiropractic Difference is we offer more than chiropractic manipulation. We also offer manual therapy like Graston, EMS, Cupping, Dry Needling and more.
During your first chiropractic visit we want to be:
1. Clear about what you want to achieve
2. Meet your health goals (pain relief, being able to do the activities you love to do)
3. Be clear about how many visits it will likely take
4. Give you advice (stretches, supplements, exercises, etc) to help speed your recovery and maintain the excellent outcome from your chiropractic care.
If you schedule with us, we assure you that your condition will be diagnosed and proper care prescribed, be it with us or another specialist.
After your time with the chiropractor, your chiropractor will escort you back to the reception room where our friendly staff will schedule your follow up visit (if prescribed) and take your payment (if any amount is due).
We want your total experience with us to be so grand, and your results so amazing that you refer your friends and family who could use a good chiropractor.
I hope this clarifies what to expect during your first visit. We look forward to meeting you!
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Drummond Chiropractic, LLC
More than spine specialists,
we are wellness health practitioners.
565 North Walnut Street,
Bloomington, IN 47404
(812) 336 - 2423