1.  Plan to spend about an hour on your first visit. Please download, print, and fill out form at bottom of page in advance of your appointment to refresh your memory on any health history and to save time on your first visit. On your first visit to the office, you will meet with the doctor right away in our comfortable exam room.
 
2.  The doctor will talk with you about your health concerns. She will review and take a detailed history of your health issues to help determine if yours is a chiropractic case.  The doctor listens…she always encourages you to ask lots of questions!
 
3.  Next, you will have a complete exam, which includes special tests. These tests help determine where your problem areas might be and how the doctor will address them. The tests include: instrumentation, which involves running a Nervo-scope down your spine to locate areas of swelling. The nervoscope feels like two fingers gliding down your spine. It detects heat, which is an indication of swelling; static palpation, which is simply feeling the bones in your spine for tenderness, swelling and other abnormalities; motion palpation, which is simply bending your spine to look for signs of fixation.  These tests, in addition to others, help the doctor determine if yours is a chiropractic case…if they can help you.  Ladies, we have long gowns that only open wide enough to examine your spine. The exam is a time to relax and let the doctor do the work.
 
4.  Then, if necessary, full spine weight bearing (standing) x-rays will be taken. X-rays are taken for several reasons. These include to determine the condition of the discs (the cushions between the vertebrae in your spine); the phases of degeneration; to locate potential problem areas, misalignments.  To see is to know, to not see is to guess. We don’t want to guess at your health care. X-rays are an important tool of analysis.
 
5.  After the x-rays are analyzed by the doctor she will explain if chiropractic can help you.  If she feels that chiropractic care is not the answer for your health concerns, you will be given our best referrals in the Madison area.  
 
6.  She will explain how the adjustment is going to happen and your care will begin on the first visit.  At home instructions will be given.  Be sure to ask any questions you may have after the adjustment.  It is our goal to get you back on the road to health as quickly as possible with no predetermined number of future office visits. Following initial care, Dr. Kristin has some patients that return for a periodic “tune-up” which can occur once every 4-8 weeks or what is needed.
 

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