Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
As with any doctor's visit, you'll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. We will perform a physical examination and most likely take a few x-rays to see what your current state is. Once this is complete, we'll take a look at the overall results of our conversation and the exams. Together, we'll come up with a plan of action which will begin when you are completely satisfied and ready to move forward.
One of the key differences between some other chiropractors and Dr. Barrus is that he will not automatically try to set you up on or sell you a large lengthly treatment plan of 20-30 visits. Typically he will suggest a plan of 4-8 visits over the next 2-3 weeks. At that point he will re-evaluate your case and see what else might be needed. Some patients have a lot of problems and need more care, others are doing quite well at that point and maintenance care is suggested.