What to Expect
When you arrive, expect to be warmly greeted. If you were unable to print the new patient forms off of this website and fill them in at home, please arrive 15 minutes early to your first scheduled appointment to complete them. If you have any insurance information or past medical records (medications taken, copies of X-rays or MRIs, etc.), please bring those with you so the doctor can have an opportunity to look them over.
After you arrive, you will be given a tour of our office. Then you will sit down with Dr. Berry for a complementary consultation. Based on the information gathered in the consultation, you may choose to receive a chiropractic examination, which will be used to determine whether or not you are a candidate for treatment. If it is found that there is a chiropractic cause to your condition, specific x-rays will be taken to calculate a specific formula(s) for your spinal adjustment. Be assured that radiological exams are performed only when clinically necessary to insure proper patient care. The pictures of your spine are taken using digital high frequency x-ray unit, which requires drastically less radiation exposure compared to traditional x-ray machines. Following your exam and x-rays the staff will schedule you for your follow-up visit.
Please allow up to 1 hour for this first visit.
When you return on the second visit Dr. Berry will sit down with you and explain his examination and x-ray findings. He will then explain the adjusting procedure. After the adjustment you will spend the next 10 – 15 minutes resting to allow the body to adapt to its new position. The doctor will then take a post-adjustment x-ray to determine how your body responded to the adjustment. This is typically done only after the initial adjustment and helps Dr. Berry to know if any “fine tuning” will need to take place in the future.
Please allow 45 minutes for the second visit.
We will be closely monitoring your body’s ability to maintain spinal alignment over your first month of care. Keep in mind that these appointments aren’t necessarily to “adjust” you, but rather to monitor how well your adjustment is holding in place. Our goal is to get your body stable enough to dramatically decrease your visit frequency, eventually reaching the point of only needing a few “spinal check-ups” per year.