If I had just two words to describe what happens during your first visit at Lundquist & Patterson Chiropractic, I would have to say “We Listen”.
We know that you have a lot to tell us, and we want to make sure we truly understand what you have to say. Our intake paperwork is designed to help you cover everything we need to know about you, but we will also spend some time discussing other important topics with you. We highly suggest you fill out your paperwork in the comfort of your own home, but we are glad to supply the same paperwork in our office.
As chiropractors, we want to look at any problems of balance and symmetry in your nervous system. When your nervous system is under stress, it can cause problems with your nerves (nerve pain such as sciatica), muscular system (spasms and pain), and decreased ability of you being able to deal with the normal stresses of life. Problems like this often cause pain, inflammation and altered function in the short term, while long term resulting in early spinal degeneration and decreased health.
Our new patient evaluation is designed to look at not only the problems that are obvious to you, but also to look for less obvious imbalances that might be contributing to your condition. Part of our first day visit is an evaluation with gentle, noninvasive technology that looks at balance and symmetry in your nervous system. We use a combination of thermography and electromyography to get a baseline reading. The information for the system is taking entirely off the surface of the skin and is safe and appropriate for our pregnant patients, as well as being helpful for our Medicare patients and those who have been injured in automobile accidents or other injuries. Range of motion assessment, orthopedic tests, muscle strength tests, and hands on palpation, followed by a chiropractic assessment of the alignment of your spine and other problem joints might all be utilized to give us more information about you and your concerns.
X-rays may be necessary to determine our best course of action, but are not always necessary.
At the end of this evaluation, we then will discuss how we think we should proceed. The majority of our patients are able to start chiropractic adjustments on this first day.
Most patients, even those that come to us in pain, find their treatment to be comfortable and gentle and get great relief with chiropractic adjustments. I often suggest to hesitant new patients that they think about the patients they saw leaving while in our waiting room. People are happy to come here and usually leave here with a great big smile on their face! We consider our patients to be our walking billboards of health!
Here are some of our patients talking about their experiences at Lundquist and Patterson Chiropractic!