What to Expect
At Williamston Sport and Spine, our staff is committed to keeping things moving in a smooth and timely manner. We treat many conditions you may not think would benefit from Chiropractic care. Along with low back pain, neck pain and sciatica, we help alleviate foot pain, elbow tendonitis, knee conditions, shoulder injuries and much more!
At your first visit, you will need to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. To speed up the process, we can email you the new patient paperwork in advance if you prefer. Please bring your driver's license and insurance card to your first appointment.
Once the new patient paperwork is complete, you will have a consultation with one of our team members to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our chiropractors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals. This also allows our chiropractors to determine what modalities we can supplement your chiropractic care with to speed along your recovery.
After your consultation, a chiropractor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
REPORT OF FINDINGS
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, a chiropractor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1. How can you help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, we will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We aim to provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.