First Visit: Consultation and Examination
Your first visit will take approximately 1 hour. Dr. Mike believes in being as thorough as possible to find out the possible cause of your condition. He will discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Mike to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations. Then he will work with you to figure out the best possible solution towards enhancing your health.
After your consultation, he 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. He may also perform important nutritional analysis tests, such as thyroid function, blood sugar function, etc. This continues to help with the overall "whole person" approach. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation. X-rays help Dr. Mike to rule out more serious conditions or assists her in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. He will refer you to a local diagnostic imaging center receives an X-ray, or if you have current x-rays feel free to bring them to your first visit. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will report their findings to you. Dr. Mike encourages you to bring your spouse or loved ones to the report. Family support is essential towards helping you to achieve better health. During the report time your questions will be answered as best possible. Afterwards, If Dr. Mike believes he can help, they will recommend specific treatment plans and/or a wellness program depending upon your health goals.
Patients will generally be treated after their report of findings, which typically occur on the second visit after the doctors have had sufficient time to gather all the information in order to better determine the cause of your concerns. They believe this approach is vital towards providing optimal and effective care. Treatments from Dr. Mike and Abby may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies/modalities, soft tissue therapies/techniques, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, moist hot packs, and/or acupuncture. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with. Dr. Mike is a diversified chiropractor and know numerous techniques to be as effective as possible, meanwhile, accommodating your preferences of how you would like to be treated.
If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Everybody is unique and has different needs; therefore, everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. We believe at Cedar Creek Family Chiropractic that regular spinal maintenance is vital to living a healthy lifestyle. Anyone who has a spine, and that's most everyone, should have their spines checked and assessed on a regular basis, just as one would do for their teeth.