New Patient Information

Your First Chiropractic Visit

Hello New Patient! I am thrilled you have chosen to begin chiropractic care. Your first visit will begin with a consultation, similar to any other doctor visit. I will establish your health history and then ask you describe your symptoms; when they started, probable cause, and the frequency with which they interrupt your daily life. Next, I will have you show me the exact area of discomfort and I will ask questions about your hobbies, diet, activities, etc. in order to discover the cause of the pain.
After that, depending on your injury, I will perform a variety of neurological and orthopedic tests which are used to identify the structures involved in your condition and what may be causing the symptoms you are experiencing. I will also feel your back for signs of dysfunction such as muscle spasms, trigger points, joint restrictions, varying skin temperature, and hyperemia.
If necessary, I order an x-ray to compare my exam findings to the area of concern. Once the injury is clear I will be able to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you. Treatment plans may include a variety of care, such as a series of spinal adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, massage therapy, or physiotherapy such as ice/heat treatments. Often it is necessary to take dietary measures or supplements to help decrease healing time.
I am looking forward to meeting you and discovering how I can help you live a healthier, pain-free lifestyle. Please don’t hesitate to call the office with any questions.
Yours in health,
Dr. Kenneth Stohr, D.C.

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