There are many facets to your first visits at Stone Chiropractic Center, so you must schedule for this visit appropriately, you can expect to be here for approximately 1.5 – 2 hrs. You can help minimize some of the time by filling out your paper work prior to coming in by downloading your forms here: Your First Visit Forms
During your consultation with Dr. Stone, a detailed history of your problem will be obtained, and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered. Next, a thorough examination will be performed including orthopedic and neurologic evaluation. Specialized functional testing such as postural analysis, gait analysis, joint & muscle testing, surface electromyography (sEMG) and digital range of motion studies, may also be utilized to formulate an accurate diagnosis and individualize a treatment plan for you. If your X-ray films are available, they will be first analyzed and then explained to you at that time. Dr Stone will then be able to determine which of the services we provide would be best suited to address your condition, or if it would be more appropriately managed by another health care provider.
Treatment on the first visit will depend upon the specifics of your condition. Most often treatment will include spinal adjustments to begin the process of restoring proper function and healing, physical therapies may be utilized to assist in pain and inflammation reduction, decrease muscle spasm and increase range of motion. Self-treatment advice and instruction, which may include exercises, nutritional supplements, the application of cold packs, water intake, and/or a self myofascial release technique.