The second visit to Chiropractic First is the Report of Findings Appointment. We will go over your treatment plan and address these questions:
1) Am I going to get better?
Your body has an amazing ability to heal! On this visit we will talk specifically about the two or three key goals I have for you in your first phase of care. You will also be able to add in any additional requests or goals you have for your physical, mental and emotional health.
2) What is wrong with me?
I can tell you now—there is nothing wrong with you. There are places where your body isn’t healing. And there may be places where your body is over-communicating about pain. Or your body may feel like it’s being threatened by things that aren’t all that dangerous (like those allergies or anxiety attacks). But the problem isn’t you, or your body. The problem is the way your body and brain are interacting. We just need to help them get back on the same page. During your exam I was looking for specific indicators about how well your body and brain are communicating, and what is preventing you from healing. On your second visit, we will go over what I found. Additionally, I’ll let you know how you responded to your first adjustment.
3) How long is it going to take to heal? How often will you need to come in to get results?
While we never know exactly how people will heal, I will make you a care plan based on my experience. One factor is how your felt after your first adjustment. Did you feel less pain? Did you feel more pain? Did you feel peaceful and grounded? Did you feel new sensations that you haven’t felt before? Often people say they feel different, but they can’t quite describe it. That is because their bodies are waking up! They are getting increased neurological information from their body, but can’t yet fully understand or process it. It’s a great sign that you are on the right track! Feelings are important information from your body about how it heals. So pay attention! On your second visit, I’ll want to know what you felt. If you can’t describe it, that’s ok.
Once we set your care plan, we’ll want to schedule out your visits. Think about what days or times are going to be best for you to come in. Bring your calendar!
4) How much is this going to cost?!
We are going to go over that in detail on this visit. If you do not have insurance, or know you have a high deductible policy, don’t fear! Chiropractic First is part of a discount medical network called ChiroHealth USA. I will explain to you how that works, but the jist of it is that we can get you discounted rates through that network. Many of our patients use ChiroHealth and they pay us cash (or check or credit card!)
If you have Blue Cross, I will give you detailed information about your insurance benefits and what your treatment will cost.
If you have another health insurance provider, and want to see if you are covered with them, please see these questions. You can call your health care provider and get the answers to these questions. Write down the answers! I will help you make sense of it when we discuss financials.
Regardless of which option you use, payment will be due at time of service. So don’t forget your wallet!
5) Your second adjustment. Once we get your goals set, your care plan scheduled and your financial questions answered, you will get your second adjustment! (Adjustment is the word for a chiropractic treatment) The entire visit usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour.