Before Your Visit
Before you will see a doctor we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. For your convenience you can print the following forms from home and bring them in. Please complete a PATIENT APPLICATION, and, if you were hurt at work or in an auto accident, a WORKER’S COMP or AUTO ACCIDENT history to bring with you on your first visit.
What to Expect on Your First Visit
In this office, our goal is to develop a health care treatment rapport with you. The first part of the exam is a sit down history taking to determine if we can help you and your injuries, aches, and pains. Secondly, you may be asked to move in all directions. We call this range of motion, or in most cases, “lack thereof”, which is one of the things we try to fix! I may also place you and your body parts in different positions and ask you questions like, “does this hurt”? Of course your answers may vary from “yes”, “a little”, to “why do you think I’m here?”! These tests are called orthopedic tests, or signs, and they help determine part of what may be causing your problems. They also help to narrow down the areas to be more closely evaluated, for example by X-Ray if needed, or MRI, if medically necessary. There are other tests also, like the usual blood pressure and pulse tests. We also do reflex tests, the one with the little hammer that makes your knees and legs jump, your ankle jerk, your arm, wrists and fingers move. It’s a good sign when they do this! I may also use a device to measure the extent of what you feel or don’t feel, a disposable pin or such. Your lungs and heart sounds may also be checked. So if you smoke, I’ll know it or hear it. If you don’t smoke, and I hear it, it could be pneumonia, bronchitis, or other illnesses. The heart sounds need to be at a regular pace, beat and intensity. This is really an over simplification, but I’m not a Cardio Thoracic Surgeon either. However, I know one if you need one. I also know a lot of other Doctors I can refer you to if you fall outside my expertise.
X-ray is sometimes required to get a full evaluation of a patient. The need for X-ray is considered on a case by case basis. Our equipment is state of the art for imaging.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will give you a report of findings and tell you recommendations for treatment.
Most of our patients begin to see results from the very first adjustment. Our special gentle yet effective alignment of the body is interactive with the patient, gentle enough for kids (they love us), yet able to restore function and movement for the athlete and senior.
Our office participates in many insurance programs. We also accept auto accident liens and workers compensation cases. To find out if your insurance covers chiropractic care, you can call Chiropractic Center of Irving directly or schedule your free consultation at 972.438.6800. We offer everyone a free no obligation consultation.
For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged.