Your First Visit

 

What to expect

Upon arrival at your appointment time, you will

always be welcomed with a smile and a tour of

our facility.  This will get you acquainted with the restrooms, complimentary spring water and other amenities.  Your tour will end in the cozy New Patient Room.  A room specifically dedicated for you on your first visit.  If you’ve already completed your admitting paperwork, great! If not, after doing so, your doctor will greet you to discuss your current health status and your health goals.  If your chiropractic appointment is for your child, no worries.  We cater to families and have activities to occupy children of all ages.  This will give you  the opportunity to speak to the doctor regarding  the health status of your family.  After it has been determined that your are indeed a candidate for care in our office, your chiropractic exam will begin.

 

The Chiropractic Exam

Your doctor of chiropractic, will be very thorough  during your examination to  help identify the cause of your problem (s). A full spine Myovision exam will be completed, to not only help the doctor determine the location of your problem, but to allow you to see the status of your spinal and neural health. 

 

The Myovision

The Myovision is a two part test.  The first, is a thermo-scan that compare the temperature on one side of your spine to the other.  This helps locate the area of nerve dysfunction.  The second step is an EMG. The EMG is similar to an EKG, however, this non-invasive test allows the doctor to analyze the status of your spinal muscles. 

 

Hands-On Spinal Exam

Since your doctor of chiropractic is primarily concerned with your spine and how it is affecting your nervous system, they will look at and feel the movement of  your spinal bones.  This hands-on exam will help determine the location of your problems. 

 

The Nervo-Scope

Is another highly specific temperature instrument the doctor will use to help determine where your spinal problems are. The Nervoscope glides comfortably over your spine and is used on the first visit, and future visits to help determine your progress.   

Full spine X-rays

As Gonstead Chiropractors, Dr. Denise and Dr. Brian know how important a full spine x-ray is to your care.  Many people comment on how “surprised” they were, when the doctor went over the x-rays with them, explaining in detail what they had found.  Full spine x-rays, are a blue print to your spine and help the doctor determine two things.

1. How long your problem has been there.

2. How best to adjust your spine.

If you currently have x-rays, MRIs or other imaging, you are welcome to bring them with you or the reports from those images in on your first visit. 

The Adjustment

An adjustment is the procedure your doctor of chiropractic uses to remove the nerve pressure in your spine.  The Gonstead chiropractic adjustment is safe, effective and specific to your spinal health. There is no twisting, or pulling in a Gonstead adjustment.  Just specific pressure, in a specific direction, to help reposition your misaligned spinal bone(s). Your doctor realizes you have likely waited long enough to correct your spinal problems and with few exceptions, you will receive an adjustment on the first visit to start you on the road to recovery. 

What is the cost of better health?

Quality chiropractic care in our office is given to every patient regardless of their “health coverage.”  Since insurance companies do a better job at managing your money, we have chosen to manage your health.  We are not directly “in-network”  with any health insurance company.  This allows us to deliver you the care you need and want.  If you have insurance coverage for chiropractic services outside the “network” (PPO Plan), we will gladly to submit your claim electronically on your behalf.  You will receive your chiropractic reimbursements directly from your insurance carrier. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Upon considering your child’s age and health status and after their spinal examination,

   your doctor will determine whether or not an x-ray of your child will be needed.

 

Family Plan:  Please ask, how you can qualify to benefit from our family plan. 

Text Box: You will be given a 
complimentary copy of your Myovision scan, for your records.  
Text Box: Myovision

New patients always remark how “thorough”  the doctors are on their first visit.  We often hear, “no one has explained that to me before.”  On your first visit with our office, we assure you that you will leave knowing what Chiropractic is and how Gonstead Chiropractic can help you.  We pride ourselves on making your chiropractic experience at our office, a worthwhile one! 

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Cost of Chiropractic Care

Basic Services

Individual Adult

Child

Family Plan

Adult

Family Plan

Child

Consultation (coupon available)

50

50

50

50

Complete Spinal Exam

with Myovision Report

50

50

50

50

Full Spine X-rays

95

*95

95

*95

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

40

40

32

20

The below services are not typically utilized on your first visit.

Extremity Adjustment

(per region)

15

15

15

15

Re-Examination

35

35

35

35

Customized Spinal Exercises

with take-home instructions

10

10

10

10