Your First Chiropractic Visit!
First Chiropractic Visit
The best chiropractic services are based on a friendly and mutual understanding between a doctor and a patient. Any new experience, especially when it concerns your health, can be alarming. We understand this might also pertain to patients who are new to Chiropractic Care. At our Old Bridge and Manhattan Chiropractic Clinics, we will provide every effort to make your first experience as comfortable as possible.
During the initial visit, health history is taken and physical examination performed with an emphasis on your spine. If a chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed.
During follow-up visits, manipulation (adjustment) may be performed. A chiropractic adjustment is “the art” of using a specific force in a precise direction that is applied to a spinal or any other joint. This helps the bones to return to normal position and restores motion in joint segments. In addition to chiropractic manipulation, following treatments may be combined to enhance process of healing: electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat and ice, therapeutic massage, rehabilitative exercise, home care recommendations and dietary supplements.
What to Expect
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort.If this is the first time you get an adjustment, your body might not expect the change a chiropractor introduces. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. This reaction is normal and should not alarm you.
In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.
Cost – Payment
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
Please provide us with the insurance information prior your first visit so we can verify your benefits and eligibility for chiropractic services. Please call us 212-888-0520 (New York Office), or 732-416-6656 (New Jersey Office) to schedule your appointment. If you do not have insurance coverage, payment details will be discussed when you schedule your appointment.
*Please note that the initial evaluation and testing require approximately one hour.
If additional homeopathic remedies and/or nutritional supplements are needed, necessity of these items will be discussed. You may purchase these additional supplements in our office, or at any reputable retailer.
Please visit Asyra Testing Page to watch a video on how the test is performed and to follow “Before The Test” instructions.