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What to expect at your chiropractic appointment in Atlanta
Dr. Summer TurnerMay 15, 2020 1:40:59 PM4 min read

Atlanta Chiropractor Reveals What To Expect At The Chiropractors

If you are thinking about seeing a chiropractor for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions about your first appointment.


The procedures used by experienced chiropractors help assess, track and modify each patient's treatment plan. 



In the article below, we will discuss what you can expect as a first-time chiropractic care patient and how to prepare for your appointment.



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What to Expect on your First Visit to the Chiropractor 

Chiropractic care is consistently evolving.


As time goes by, chiropractic care includes more up-to-date techniques and strategies to help patients achieve the pain relief they need. 


Let's take a more in-depth look at how your first chiropractic appointment with Arrowhead Clinic's Doctors in Atlanta will be. 


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Chiropractic consultation in Atlanta

Chiropractic Consultation

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire when you arrive at one of our Chiropractic Clinics in Atlanta.


This questionnaire helps our doctors assess your current health condition and details your previous medical history. 


The chiropractor will also want to know what you do for a living if there are any physical activities you participate in and why you're visiting. 


This will help them determine the exact cause of your pain or injury.


During the patient intake session is the perfect time for you to communicate anything of importance regarding your pain, medical history, and health goals, and to ask any questions.


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Physical Exam

Next is the physical exam.


The tests during the exam are tailored to address your chief complaint.


When that is complete, your chiropractor will focus on the spine. 


An examination of the entire spine will take place, and the doctor will focus on any areas relevant to your pain. 


Your chiropractors may perform image testing to help them understand the structure and integrity of your bone anatomy. 


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Treatment Plan 

Every treatment plan is unique and specifically tailored to each patient's particular needs. 


A treatment plan cannot be completed until the initial consultation, or the physical exam is complete.


Your chiropractor can't know what to include in your treatment plan if an exam has not been performed. 


Each patient will be different, and while some may recover more quickly than others, each patient's time spent recovering will vary. 


A treatment plan may be adjusted along the way; for example, if you begin to recover more quickly than expected, the chiropractor may alter your plan. 


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First Chiropractic Adjustment 

It's best to receive your first chiropractic adjustment the same day as your consultation and exam. 


There is no reason not to begin your treatment immediately. 


The type of adjustment that you receive the first day will be determined based upon your pain and injury condition. 


This is also something the chiropractor will discuss with you before your adjustment. 


They will walk you through each adjustment and explain the importance of what they are doing so you feel 100% at ease during the entire adjustment process. 


If you any concerns whatsoever after your first adjustment, make sure you express them immediately to the doctor. 


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Follow-Up Treatment 

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to alleviate your pain without the need for surgery or pain medications.


Your chiropractor will discuss with you how often you need to receive treatment.


Following the plan they provide for you is crucial to your recovery.


For example, if they request your attendance three times per week for a month, it's important not to miss a session. 


Skipping appointments and not following the plan that was made specifically for your will hinder your ability to recover properly and in the time frame that was discussed. 


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Chiropractor in Atlanta, GA

Why Choose Arrowhead Clinic?

If you are suffering from chronic pain or were involved in an accident that caused an injury, you should contact an experienced Chiropractor for treatment and pain relief. 


In Atlanta, Arrowhead Clinic has a team of chiropractors that specialize in helping the hurt and injured return to their normal health and wellness.


We provide each patient with a free consultation so we can find out the source of your pain.


During your initial consultation, we will make sure that you understand what we expect of you, as well as what you can expect of us. 


Our Atlanta Chiropractor is dedicated to our patients. We want everyone who walks through our doors to make a complete recovery.


Each patient is unique and deserves to be given the time and attention they need to make a full recovery. 


If you are ready to be pain-free, click below to schedule your initial free consultation with our experienced Chiropractors in Atlanta today!  


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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.