New Patients: Getting Started
What to Expect at A Natural Path To Health
New to Chiropractic Care?
Dr. Weitz will explain to you how chiropractic care works to help relieve pain naturally and help you heal thoroughly.
When you first arrive, you’ll be asked to fill out your personal health history and insurance information. These forms can also be found on the New Patient Forms page here on our website. Feel free to print these and complete at home to save time.
We’ll start off listening to what brought you in to visit us and get to know your concerns, before doing an exam and recommending any treatment.
Your First Chiropractic Visit
It’s time for your exam. Our first step is to determine if chiropractic care is right for you. “During your exam I’ll test your reflexes and flexibility, do an Insight Millennium scan and perform other standard tests as necessary.”
We do these exams so that we can get to know your specific needs right from the start. This way, we can tailor your care to exactly what you need to get faster results.
Please expect this visit to last around 45 minutes to an hour.
Your Second Chiropractic Visit
Now it’s time to review the report from your first visit. We’ll discuss our findings from your exams and we’ll also go through your functional neurology findings. We’ll explain what Dr. Weitz has found and our recommendations for your care. Depending on your health condition, we’ll tailor care to fit your needs, for a full recovery.
Questions? “You can ask us any questions before we start care. We love speaking with our patients about the benefits of chiropractic care and overall wellness. So, please don’t be shy.”
Next, it’s time for an adjustment. Depending on your condition, Dr. Weitz will adjust your spine and begin your care. Your second visit with us should take around 30 minutes.
The Program That Make Our Work So Successful
Spinal joints that aren’t moving right can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption. Then, health has the best opportunity to return.
Sometimes a specific, highly-accurate thrust is used. Or an instrument delivers carefully directed energy. Or a slow, constant pressure is used. Several areas may be adjusted, or just one. Sometimes a popping sound is heard.
Because we rely on adjustments to help your body “right itself”, we’re highly proficient.
Most patients report a sense of well-being and ease. After all, if adjustments weren’t pleasant, our patients wouldn’t return for the multiple visits needed to retrain their spine!
Newborns, infants, children, seniors and even back surgery patients can get adjusted. Naturally, adjustments are tailored to your size, age and particular health issue.
Find out for yourself by scheduling a no-obligation consultation to discuss your problem.
Frequently Asked Questions
How safe are chiropractic adjustments?
Very! A New Zealand government study found that adjustments are “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited.
Will adjustments make my spine too loose?
No. Only the spinal joints that are “locked up” receive adjustments. The occasional spinal joints that move too much, are passed over so weakened muscles and ligaments can stabilize and heal.
How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments varies with each patient and their individual health goals. Many patients sense some progress within a week or two of frequent visits. Visits are less often as your spine stabilizes. In difficult cases, complete healing can take months or even years.
Isn't some back pain normal?
Pain of any kind, at any age, is a sign that something isn’t right. Pain is the way your body signals that a limit has been reached or a problem has developed. Since we can adapt, minor aches and pains are often shrugged off. While they may go away, if the underlying problem remains unattended, the problem can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve.
Can I adjust myself?
No. Some people can make their joints “pop” but that’s not an adjustment! Adjustments are specific and take years to master. Even your chiropractor must consult a colleague to benefit from chiropractic care.
What does an adjustment feel like?
Most patients report a sense of well-being or a feeling of calmness. Since repeated adjustments are necessary, if adjustments didn’t feel good, patients wouldn’t return to finish their care. Chiropractors are experts at making adjustments feel good.
Can patients with Osteoporosis get chiropractic care?
Of course. When developing a care plan, your chiropractor considers the unique circumstances of each patient. There are many ways to adjust the spine. The method selected will be best suited to your age, size and spinal problem.
Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Yes. Rest assured that we will avoid the surgically modified areas of your spine. However, surgery may produce compensation reactions either above or below the involved level. If necessary, these other areas will be the focus of your chiropractic care.
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