What to do Next
Hennicken Family Chiropractic in Greenville, SC welcomes new patients and wants to share information on what to expect at your first chiropractic appointment from patient consultation to treatment and beyond. Chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues.
Issues with your body’s foundation need to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care relief care, corrective care and wellness care.
Upon entering our once, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. You may also download and fill out our Case History Questionnaire prior to your visit.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Paul Hennicken to discuss your health-related problems, concerns and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Paul Hennicken to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Paul Hennicken will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our once without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their mis-alignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Paul Hennicken will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
How can you help me?
How often do I need to come in?
What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Paul Hennicken will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Paul Hennicken will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our once this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique and requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise and maintain a positive mental state.