Below are the activities you can expect on your first visit to Heartland Chiropractic Associates.
On your first visit we will ask you to fill out some brief paperwork concerning your medical history, which gives us important information about yourself and your past medical conditions. This will help us in the examination and any required treatment.
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Once your paperwork has been completed, you will have a one on one meeting with one of our Doctors to discuss your health-related problems and concerns, and answer any questions you might have.
The introduction is primarily to better understand your current health conditions and to educate you on the myths and facts about chiropractic treatment.
History & Examination
In order to diagnose your condition, our Doctors will ask you a series of questions related to chiropractic conditions and will conduct specialized exams to determine the severity of your condition. A chiropractic exam will also consist of Orthopedic and Neurological tests and an evaluation of your Posture.
Your condition may require on site x-rays to further evaluate possible structural imbalance, which may contribute, to your condition. An x-ray serves as a "map" of your backbone allowing us to pinpoint diagnosis and treatments.
Same Day Treatment
The treatment normally consists of an alignment of the backbone (the adjustment) and incorporates physiotherapy, trigger point therapy and soft tissue work to help with the swelling and muscle spasm usually associated with the affected areas. This combination helps to reduce the built-up stress and tension of the body leading to better patient relief.
Post Exam Consultation and Home Care Program
After the exam and treatment (if necessary) the Doctor will provide a full Post Exam consultation for you. He will explain the prescribed treatment for recovery of your condition. This may also include a personalized Home Care Program that will cover things like; how to sleep, how to sit properly at work, how to lift items, etc. The program may also include basic exercises, stretches, ice or heat application and instructions regarding certain activities or positions to avoid. If follow up visits are needed they will be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
Heartland Chiropractic Associates works with most health insurance plans and policies. We are Network Providers for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Alliance Select, Welmark Select, Select First, United HealthCare, Aetna, Midland Choice, Medicare, Cigna, Health Care Preferred, Principal, Coventry and many, many others. If your health policy does not cover chiropractic, you need not postpone your care. We have reasonable rates and flexible payment plans to make high-quality care for you and your family affordable.