New Patients Initial Visit The initial visit includes completing appropriate paperwork and explaining to the doctor your goals in seeking chiropractic care. The Chiropractic physician will take a detailed history and consultation followed by a chiropractic examination. If further testing, including but not limited to the taking of x-rays, are required the doctor will work with you to refer you to the appropriate healthcare provider. The doctor will then recommend what course of treatment is appropriate for you. At the end of your first visit, you and the doctor will discuss whether further treatment is necessary, and if so, outline an appropriate treatment plan. Some conditions may resolve in one visit, while some require regular chiropractic maintenance care. The Doctor is In - No Appointment Necessary and We Are Here to Serve You It is not required that you schedule an appointment, The Joint provides convenient hours to make receiving care more accessible. Upon the completion of your paperwork, you will be seen by the doctor promptly. Waiting times are kept to a minimum, and most chiropractic adjustments require as little as 10 minutes from the time you're seen by the Chiropractor. Your comfort is important, so we encourage you to voice any and all concerns you might have. Disrobing is not necessary at The Joint, though you should wear non-restrictive clothing to make it easier to rest comfortably while lying face-down on the chiropractic table. A typical chiropractic visit includes a thorough health assessment by the doctor and treatment which is often delivered through the spinal adjustment. These manual adjustments may be delivered by hand or through specific chiropractic instrumentation. Additional services may also be offered at your local clinic, and will vary by location. If the doctor feels your case warrants further testing or evaluation, you will be referred to the appropriate health facility or professional. You are always welcome to call in advance should you have any specific questions, needs or concerns. To learn more about the individual doctors who provide care at The Joint nearest you, you are encouraged to visit their clinic home page. We look forward to making your visit comfortable and providing you with an individualized care plan to address your health concerns. To learn more about our membership plans, click here.