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Shawnee Chiropractor :: First Visit

Getting to Know You

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

On the first visit you should allow at least one hour of time. There will be simple paperwork for you to complete and we will assist you in this process. Once your paperwork is complete you will then be ready for your consultation with Dr. Waddell.

The consultation will include time for you to discuss your current health concerns, and, Dr. Waddell will advise you of how our practice works. This will help you both decide if we are the right place for you.

If it is determined that our practice is the right fit for you, then you will have the option to proceed with the Chiropractic Examination.

Your Examination

Our staff will perform multiple tests to determine the presence of structural shifts (vertebral subluxation) in your spine.

Tests for structural shift include: 

The two probes detect minute differences in temperature up and down your spine.

Nervo-scope: This instrument allows Dr. Waddell to identify areas of nerve obstruction along the spine and helps determine where to make the specific adjustment.

Palpation (static and motion): This is the procedure of examining the spine by hand to look for areas of abnormal alignment and movement.

Visual examination: Looking at the structure of the spine to identify areas of deviation from normal.

Nervo-scope scan: Using a hand held instrument to identify increased areas of heat that result from spinal nerve obstruction.

In most cases structural x-ray studies will be performed to help us understand the condition of your spine, and to assist in providing the most specific adjustment possible.

Dr. Waddell will review all the information gained during the examination and x-ray study and will then determine the proper care plan for you, which will be discussed in full detail on your next visit.