What to Expect at Your First Visit
Your first visit will give us the chance to get to know you and see what brings you to Hannibal Chiropractic and Wellness. As with any first doctor’s appointment, we will request information about you, your family history, and the factors that may be causing you to experience discomfort.
1) Patient Consultation – The patient consultation allows us to discuss your health-related problems and concerns, as well as to learn more about you and what your expectations are so that we may see if you will benefit from chiropractic care. Our goal is to make sure you get all your questions answered and are comfortable moving forward.
2) Examination– After the patient consultation, Dr. Klemm will perform a complete chiropractic examination that includes an orthopedic, neurological, postural and physical exam. These exams test your reflexes and your ability to move and bend in certain ways. This helps Dr. Klemm locate which part of the body (joint, bone, muscle, ligament or tendon) and which nerve location is generating your discomfort.
* Your condition may require us to take x-rays. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions and allow us to develop the best treatment plan for you.
* Please allow 30 to 45 minutes for your first patient visit.
3) Review of Findings– After discussing your health history and reviewing your exam results and x-rays if needed, Dr. Klemm will sit down with you, one-on-one, and discuss his recommendations with you. At this time, Dr. Klemm will tell you if he believes you are a good candidate for chiropractic care or if he feels strongly that you may benefit from another health care provider.
4) Treatment – After Dr. Klemm reveals the results of your examination, he will provide you with your first treatment. Treatments may include spinal adjustments and/or physical therapy. Dr. Klemm’s method of treatment is delivered by hand (the traditional chiropractic spinal adjustment) using the Diversified technique in most cases. An activator is used for those who prefer a more gentle approach.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Klemm will recommend a personalized treatment plan that can be continued at home. This may include ice or heat, a stretching and exercise routine, or nutritional suggestions.