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What To Expect On Your First Visit To NOVA Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Burke, VA

– Hi, Dr. Todd Sullivan from NOVA Chiropractic & Acupuncture. In today’s video, I’m gonna go over what happens when you visit my office
for the first time. (lively piano music) One of the common questions
I receive from patients is, what happens typically on the first visit? So, what’s gonna happen is, when you call up to
schedule an appointment, or schedule online at
NovaChiroWellness.com, we’re gonna ask you to fill
out the paperwork online. On our home page,
there’s a spot that says, fill out our forms online. What happens is, when you put that information in, it gets downloaded into your
electronic health records. It also saves a lot of time in the office and it’s much faster to do online. So, we have patients do that online. You’ll come in, we’ll have some other forms
for you to read over and sign, just takes a few minutes. And then what’s gonna happen is I’m gonna take you back
into a treatment room. We’re gonna sit down, we’re gonna discuss your health concerns, what’s bringing you in, what is your major concern
with your condition, and to see if I can help you. At that point, if I think I can help you, we’re gonna start the examination and we’re gonna put you
through a detailed exam. We’re gonna check out your
range of motion, your movement. We’re gonna see what positions hurt, what movements hurt, and then we’re gonna figure
out what we can do to help you. So, from that point, what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna develop a customized treatment plan
to help you get better. And so, from that point
we’re gonna go over that treatment plan, explain it, answer any
questions you may have, and then we’re gonna begin treatment. Typically, your first visit, you’re here about 45 minutes to an hour, and then follow-up visits, you’re here for about 15 to 30 minutes. A typical treatment’s gonna
consist of working on, not only the joints in your spine, but also working on the muscles around it. ‘Cause when we have an injury, we often just don’t
injure one or the other, it’s usually a combination of both. So, in our office we treat
both of those components to help you get better faster. So, we’re gonna figure out
what areas we need to treat. Treatment of the muscle can consist of Active Release Technique, Graston technique, maybe dry
needling, or even acupuncture. That works really well on
the muscular component. And then what we’re often gonna do is we’re also gonna do some
chiropractic adjustments to align the joints, get the joints moving better,
and free up range of motion. And that’s a typical treatment, and then afterwards we’re
gonna go over some stretches and exercises you can do to
enhance the treatment at home or at the gym and help
get you better faster. I hope that answers a
common question I receive which is what happens on the first visit, and what does a typical visit consist of? If you have any questions, give my office a call at 703-912-7822, or you can actually schedule online at NovaChiroWellness.com. (digital whooshing)

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