What to Expect
If you’ve ever gone to a social event where you didn’t know anyone, you know how uncomfortable that can make you feel. Our goal is to eliminate every shred of apprehension and make you feel at home.
Since chiropractic care involves a series of visits, with each one building on the ones before, it’s important that our relationship can go the distance. We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance. No surprises!
The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that.
You can make a New Patient appointment by calling (530) 456-1457
anytime during our office hours.
Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and to provide a great first impression. Your first visit in our office is just that….YOURS! It’s YOUR opportunity to tell us why you’ve come in, what is important to YOU and what YOUR health goals are. This starts when our staff presents your new patient paperwork which includes questions about you and your health. Answers to these questions help us determine where the rest of your first visit goes.
Typically, our chiropractic evaluation procedures involve a detailed consultation and history of your problems or concerns, a thorough physical examination, and x-rays to check the health of your spine and determine the potential cause of your problems.
Once completed, we will then schedule your follow-up visit, which is where we report our findings from the first visit, discuss your options for care, and answer your questions! This first appointment usually takes about 60 minutes.
On this visit we explain what we found and how we may be able to help you and your family improve your health. We encourage you to bring your spouse or a loved one as it is important to have a support network with you when you make important decisions regarding your health.
Your second visit is typically the following day. This reduces your first visit time, allows us to correlate our findings, and prevents overloading you with too much information. On your second visit, you’ll decide how you want to proceed with care in the office. How much you and your family choose to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to you, so depending on which option for care is in line with your goals you will receive your first chiropractic adjustment and treatment shall begin. Typically this visit lasts about 30 minutes.
After the investment of time needed on the first and second visits, many patients become concerned that every visit will be of equal length.
In a word: no. A typical office visit may require just 5-10 minutes.
But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up the condition of your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way.
Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and you can lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.
We recognize your time is valuable. There is free WiFi in the office, but visits are so quick, you probably won’t have time to use it. We do everything possible to make your visits efficient and minimize the impact on your busy life.