Upon entering our office, Amy or Gina will greet you and welcome you as a member of our chiropractic 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. David Straughn to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Straughn to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Straughn will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Dr. Straughn's goal is to get to the root of the issue rather than just treat the symtom.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
On the second visit, the findings from your exam and x-rays will be presented to you and your care plan will be presented to you. Four basic questions will be answered for you:
1.) What is wrong with you? 2.) Can we help you? 3.) How much will it cost? 4.) How long will it take?
We will answer your questions in a compassionate, friendly manner. This visit takes about 30 minutes. Your care plan will be presented to you and then your visits will be scheduled accordingly.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of their first appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Once you are an established patient, the typical office visit takes about 10 minutes. You sign in and then you will be escorted to a treatment room. The doctor will be in momentarily to evaluate and treat you.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come intor our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.