A typical first visit at Kauffman Chiropractic takes about 1 ½ hours.
There is some paperwork to fill out, which you can find and download from the scheduling page. Make sure you bring your insurance card, if applicable.
Expect that one of our assistants will begin your visit by obtaining a complete history of your complaints. The doctor will then review this history and your past medical history with you to determine if other factors are playing a role in your symptoms. The doctor will then perform a comprehensive examination and discuss the findings, diagnosis and treatment plan with you. X-rays are based solely on need. If you have sustained a significant trauma or your examination findings suggest that you would benefit from x-rays they will be taken at our office. Then your treatment will begin.
During the patient visit, you may expect to begin the session with either moist heat or ice to fully relax for about 10 minutes. We then use a vibrating massager on your spine to increase circulation, decrease muscle tension and promote further relaxation. When the doctor arrives he/she will do about 10-15 minutes of manual massage in the areas that need special attention which is followed by the adjustment.
When dealing with healthcare, one can expect that each adjustment will vary greatly and your chiropractor will decide which form of adjustment would be best for you. We try to be as gentle as possible no matter what type of manipulation we use and encourage patients to be vocal if they ever feel uncomfortable. At times we do use other types of physiotherapy modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation. On subsequent visits we assess your progress and determine what we can change to improve your results. Follow up visits usually last about 45 minutes and consist of heat or ice, massage, and manipulation. We may alter some of your care to give you more relief.