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New Patients

We’re Happy to See You!

Welcome to South Side Chiropractic! If you’re visiting with us for the first time, we’d like you to know exactly what to expect. We make every effort to make our patients feel welcome and relaxed, and want your time with us to be uplifting and valuable.

The practice features soothing music, a flat screen TV with health improvement videos, and a children’s area.

We’ve been described as super-friendly, warm and welcoming. We hope you think so, too.

Once you’ve completed your paperwork, either in the office or downloaded and filled out at home, one of our friendly staff members will escort you to a private room to begin your evaluation.

Women will be gowned, and men will be asked to remove their shirts for this part of our objective testing procedure. The evaluation includes:

  • Heart rate variability testing: This evaluation is a general test to measure your body’s response to stress. It’s our goal to decrease your stress response through specific chiropractic care and lifestyle modification.
  • Surface EMG: This is a non-invasive test to detect the irritability of the nerves that control the muscles in your spine.
  • Thermography: This diagnostic tool helps to determine the specific amount of irritation to the nerves that control the function of blood vessels and certain glands. These temperature differentials help us to assess the condition of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Neurological Balance Testing: The efficiency of the body-brain connection is measured through this noninvasive evaluation.

Dr. Don will then discuss your health history, concerns and goals, and complete your evaluation with a chiropractic examination. Although we don’t usually adjust a new patient on the first visit, exceptions are always made for those in acute pain. It’s possible that we will also refer you at this time to a convenient local facility for X-rays.

During this 45-minute appointment, Dr. Don will review your examination and X-ray findings to help you understand the source of your problem and what can be done to help. He’ll also discuss an ideal chiropractic care plan to help you on your way to wellness as quickly as possible.

You will receive your gentle chiropractic adjustment based on the report of findings.

Many people ask the question, “Do I have to keep coming in for treatment for the rest of my life?” The simple answer is, “no.” Most people choose to continue vitality care once they’ve achieved spinal correction, though, and this is because they see the value in being proactive.

The benefits of chiropractic care are similar to the perks of exercise. If you achieve a high level of fitness through your workout plan, do you have to keep working out to some degree to maintain that fitness? If you eat well, and look and feel better because of it, is it most likely that you’ll want to continue to do that to keep those results? The choice is always yours to make.

Health Education

We offer our patients a class on how they can best enhance their progress toward wellness, and heal more quickly through lifestyle change. Many refer to this class as Chiropractic 101. These talks are given every other Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. These events are free, and everyone is welcome!

We pride ourselves on professionalism in a relaxed environment. We offer gentle care to help even the toughest cases. Our office has the tools and expertise to make a difference in your life. We’re even open Saturdays. Get in touch with us today!

New Patients | (780) 439-3444