Your First Visit
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. In many situations, your first adjustment may be performed on your first visit. 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 will discuss the options, along with frequency of care and short and long term goals. Of course, we won't do anything without your understanding and consent. 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.