What To Expect
What to expect on your first visit:
1. Consultation and examination.
After filling in the questionnaire, you will be taken into the adjusting room with the Doctor of Chiropractic for a Consultation, here you will be able to elaborate on your complaint/s to determine if your case can be helped (Cost £100). At this point if accepted as a patient, an in depth analysis will be carried out which will include; Neurological, Orthopaedic, Visceral (when needed), Instrument readings(thermography, SEMG) and Chiropractic Spinal/extremity examination. Furthermore, when indicated and if justified an X-Ray can be carried out on site, urinanalysis, blood testing and MRI can be done through referral (Extra cost depending on which test, also see price list). At this point the doctor will have a much better idea of your complaint, after which a decision will be made whether or not Chiropractic Care will be the correct method of treatment. All of the above is what is needed to formulate a correct diagnosis and management plan.
As mentioned in step 1 it is possible that if you are accepted as a patient, an X-Ray may be needed to help diagnose your complaint accurately and specifically. This can be done on site without referral. Common reasons for taking X Rays are as follows; to eliminate congenital anomalies, pathologies and fractures, to determine the extent of degeneration in your spine and the most specific direction needed to realign your spine and/or pelvis if needed. We offer state of the art digital X-ray facilities and take every care to protect the patient from unnecessary exposure (ALARA) (cost vary from £200-£300, depending on how many sections are needed).
3. Report of findings
Following the above steps, an in depth explanation will be given to the new Chiropractic patient (report of findings). This will include; a diagnosis, management/treatment frequency and duration, an estimated cost and any other questions answered.
4. Informed Consent
If you are happy with your diagnosis and give authority for treatment to be carried out (Informed Consent), the next step would be Chiropractic specific adjustment/s (not manipulation) followed by any adjunctive procedures and advice. Often, this may be done on the same day, but also the following appointments as it may depend on your schedule, finances, time or seriousness of the complaint (Cost: depending on number of sessions bought. We have discounted block sessions to enable chiropractic care to be affordable for everyone, please see our price list). Single sessions can be bought at a cost of £80, however these are generally aimed at patients who are here for a short period of time.