It’s normal to feel a little nervous when you first see a new healthcare practitioner. If you have never been to a chiropractor before, there is nothing to worry about. Expect to be welcomed and made comfortable by our team. We are here to answer all your questions and to put you fully at ease.
Prior to coming in, it is important to complete our health history questionnaire. You’ll find this form to be very thorough, illuminating and unique, and it gives us the information we need to get started with your custom-tailored care. It will be unlike any healthcare form you have filled out before—in a really good way.
When you meet with Dr. Haughton, he will take time to ask you any relevant questions regarding your questionnaire and will begin to get to know you. He will then begin a thorough exam, including a postural evaluation, a spinal flexibility assessment (to see your range of motion), and hands-on spinal evaluation to detect any irregularities or issues that will need correction such as vertebral subluxations, the abnormal movement and alignment of your spinal bones.
Dr. Haughton may order precision x-rays to determine alignment and structural integrity of the spine, and to see arthritis and other concerns that cannot be seen through a physical examination such as subluxation degeneration.
On your next visit, Dr. Haughton will go over the x-rays with you and discuss your treatment plan. The first step of spinal corrective care is relief and stabilization, which involves addressing problems and their underlying concerns to alleviate pain and enable you to begin getting better.
From this point, we move to wellness and optimization care, which is where we begin to make changes that will impact other areas of your overall health, and lead you forward on the road to optimum wellness.