On your first visit, you can expect to have a conversation with Dr. Powell about what's bothering you. We will go through your medical history and perform a physical examination. When indicated, we may take x-rays. At this point, we have gathered all the information we need.
Upon completing your evaluation, we may perform some palliative treatment to alleviate pain and initiate the healing process. When this is completed, we'll schedule you for a report of findings. This will allow us time to analyze the information gathered from your history, examination, and any imaging you may have had. The report of findings will give us a chance to talk about what we've found and what we recommend for treatment. If you're a candidate for chiropractic care or acupuncture, we can perform your first treatment on this visit. Of course, we won't do anything without talking to you about it first and explaining what we're going to do. Generally, your first visit will take around an hour and a half.
If you're not a candidate for chiropractic care or acupuncture, we have excellent working relationships with some of the top doctors in our area and Chicago who specialize in the care you need.