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What happens during the first chiropractic appointment?

The first appointment is our opportunity to get to know each other. Your first visit to the chiropractor is most important. You will interact with us during the clinical examination which includes a discussion of your history of the current pain episode - when did it start, where does it hurt, how often have you experienced this type of pain -- your family history, dietary habits, work requirements, previous injuries, prior care for your current condition (medical, osteopathic, chiropractic), etc. Physical, orthopedic, neurological and radiological examination are commonly performed on the first visit. We will review any imaging (MRI, xrays, CT, etc.) that you may already have, take any xrays that may be needed, define a diagnosis, and explain to you the condition that is causing your pain. We will discuss the treatment plan for your spinal pain condition that will include how often you will be seen and what your expectations of pain relief can be. Your first Cox Technic flexion-distraction and decompression treatment may follow.
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