What to Expect During Your First Chiropractic Visit
Upon entering our office, you will be greeted by our receptionist, who will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Magdy Guirguis to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Magdy Guirguis to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether Chiropractic Care meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Magdy Guirguis 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.
Taking of X-Rays
There are many conditions that warrant the taking of x-rays for a doctor to fully understand and diagnose an underlying problem. X-rays are helpful tools that allow chiropractors to rule out the possibility that a much more serious problem may be present. In addition, they help the doctors discern the exact treatment that will be the most effective for each patient. Amazingly enough, many patients are able to easily see the misalignments on their x-rays that are causing their problems.
Treatment of Problem With Chiropractic Care
We usually provide our patients’ first treatment near the end of their very first appointment; there’s no need to put off pain relieving treatment. We fully discuss adjustment styles with you so that you can express any concerns or reservations that you have with particular methods of adjustment. Treatment will often include either physical therapy, spinal adjustments, or therapies geared towards your soft tissue. Your care may also be a combination of these treatments.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Magdy Guirguis will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
Can you help me?
What do you recommend that I do to get better?
How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Magdy Guirguis will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Magdy Guirguis believes we can help you, we will recommend chiropractic treatment and a wellness program.
Continued Chiropractic Wellness Program
Effective treatment doesn’t just take place at a chiropractor’s office. Before you head out the door, we’ll explain your individualized wellness regimen that will need to take place at home. Depending on your pain level when you initially come to our office, these at home treatments can include application of heat or ice packs, avoiding specific activities that could complicate treatment, and even things as simple as normal stretching or exercising.
If your vision of health is more expansive than simple pain relief, our wellness team can help you come up with routines and learn good behaviors that will contribute to your health success. No two people are the same, so everyone will need a special health regimen customized to their particular needs. The main purposes of our wellness regimens are proper spinal alignment and posture, healthy eating habits, weight awareness, reduction of stress, and the use of vitamin supplements.