First Visit to the Vitality Center
Congratulations on finally booking an appointment to see a chiropractor. Although if this is your first encounter with a chiropractor, you shouldn't be worried. Your first meeting with the chiropractor will be similar to a general physician. We, The Vitality Center, are a chiropractic care facility in Commack, NY, with friendly staff looking forward to helping you live a healthy life. In addition, you can expect the chiropractic treatment we offer to alleviate your pain. Here are some insights on your first visit to our chiropractor.
Medical History and Symptoms
After exchanging pleasantries with our chiropractor, they will examine your medical history. This review may involve them asking your questions directly or reading your answers from a questionnaire provided at the reception. Some of the chiropractic assessment questions you can expect are:
- When did you begin experiencing the pain?
- How did it start?
- Describe the pain you are experiencing.
- Is the pain continuous, or does it come and go?
- What activities or situations make it better or worse?
- What does your job entail?
- Are you on any pain relieving medication?
Physical Chiropractic Exam
Once our chiropractor understands your medical history, they will conduct a routine chiropractic examination. The examination will be purely physical, no blood drawn or invasive tests. Instead, the chiropractic evaluation will focus on your spine and soft tissue.
Our chiropractor will observe how you walk for visual indicators of injury, such as unusual curves. Additionally, they will feel your spine and joints for abnormalities. Finally, they will do orthopedic tests to detect bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and spinal issues. The chiropractic exam will involve X-ray imaging and blood pressure tests.
If the chiropractor detects problems with your range of motion, neurological integrity, and muscle tone or strength, they will create an individualized treatment plan. The short-term goals of the treatment plan will be to relieve pain and restore average muscle balance and joint function. Conversely, the treatment's long-term goals will repair your entire body's functional independence.
Some chiropractic adjustments included in your individualized treatment plan could be:
- Spinal manipulation
- TENS therapy
- Massage therapy
- Spinal mobilization
Our chiropractor will also share diet and exercise advice that can hasten your recovery.
Need a Chiropractor in Commack, NY?
Welcome to The Vitality Center in Commack, NY. We have experienced chiropractors, and our services are fairly-priced. Our team will ease the suffering built over the years and introduce the best life way. Call to book an appointment at (631) 864-2784.