- Photo ID
- Insurance Card
- Have Already Submitted Forms
- Comfortable Clothes (preferably no skirts/dresses)
- Long hair should be pulled up
- Minimal jewelry
Once your forms are complete, Vista Chiropractic Center will meet with you for an in-depth consultation to evaluate your situation, hear your concerns and expectations, and discuss how chiropractic care can help meet your needs. This may be in the form of a free 15-minute “discovery” consultation in which you and Vista Chiropractic Center will discuss your symptoms and history to decide if chiropractic is the right treatment for you.
Vista Chiropractic Center will also examine your spine and/or other joints of your body, depending on your condition. This will involve your range of motion, reflexes and flexibility. We may also perform standard neurological, postural, and orthopedic tests all of which require your consent.
After reviewing your test results coupled with your health history and needs, Vista Chiropractic Center will discuss recommendations for chiropractic care as well as support, if needed, from practitioners in other fields.We will address the three most important questions which are: how we can help, how much it will cost and how often you need to be seen. You can be sure that our team is here to facilitate your healing and balance in the quickest, most efficient way possible.
When your evaluations are complete, you and Vista Chiropractic Center will decide together which treatments and therapies best address your condition and fit into your lifestyle. These may include chiropracticmanipulation, massage, and certain types of physical therapy. Your plan can be altered as you see fit, so feel free to bring your questions and concerns to Vista Chiropractic Center and our wellness team at any time.
We believe that creating optimal wellness is an ongoing lifestyle commitment that incorporates several components in addition to chiropractic manipulation. These include a nutritious diet, proper exercise, and a positive emotional state all of which become increasingly easier to maintain as your health improves.
At first you may have specific temporary instructions to follow regarding your home care such as applying heat or cold, and avoiding certain types of movement or activities until your body heals. Your doctor may also give you exercises or stretches to practice at home, which can become part a regular routine.
You will quickly discover that being healthy feels great and makes adapting new ways of living a fun and rewarding path.
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we’ve heard through a friend or have done some research online. It’s possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it’s time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals. This may be a free 15 minute initial exam, which will consist of talking about your condition; or your first actual treatment, which will consist of a thorough health history, orthopedic tests to determine the cause of your discomfort, and treatment. First visits with treatment usually last about an hour.Subsequent visits will focus on getting you out of pain and back to normal function as quickly as possible using proven techniques. No unnecessary long-term treatment-plans, unnecessary X-rays or tests, fancy gizmos,crystals, magic wands, or “wooo-wooo” medicine will be used, just reliable manual-therapy based on biomechanics and neuroanatomy.
Typical visits last about 30 minutes and consist of 10-15 minutes on heat, and 15-20 minutes of doctor-patient interaction and therapy including soft tissue work, stretching, adjustments and therapeutic exercises if indicated.
Adjustments typically do not hurt, although they may cause some tenderness to the area for a day or two after,similar to what you might feel after working out for the first time in a while. This soreness is caused by the breaking up of adhesion's in the soft tissue, and improved motion in the joints as well as the muscles adjusting to the new movement. This soreness is usually very mild and should only last a day or two.
This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Patients will NOT be signed up for unnecessary long-term treatmentplans. Many patients visit the office on an “as needed” basis meaning they only come in when they have pain or symptoms. Some more chronic or severe conditions may require more regularly scheduled treatments to begin with and will be converted to an “as needed” basis as soon as possible. Ultimately, you’re treatment schedule will be up to you; suggestions may be made but no pressure will be put on you to receive treatment you do not feel you need or want as.
Although each patient is different, there is a very strong body of evidence showing chiropractic to be the most effective, and cost effective way to treat back and neck pain. This body of evidence is clearly validated by the ever-increasing number of insurance companies now offering chiropractic coverage. Although no medical treatment in 100% effective, the cost and risk to benefit ratios make chiropractic treatment a wise choice for just about everyone. Contact us today to make your appointment and get started towards a pain-free, highly functioning you!