When you first arrive at the McDonough Clinic for your Free Chiropractic Consultation with Dr. Keating, you will be asked to complete some paperwork.
We will need some background information about your medical history and conditions, as well as your current symptoms and injury pain.
You can be prepared to answer these types of questions:
- When did the pain begin?
- What triggered the pain to start?
- Were you involved in a personal injury accident?
- Did you injure yourself in some way?
- Where are you experiencing the pain?
- What decreases the pain?
- What increases the pain?
Describe the type of pain:
- Does the pain come in waves, or is it continuous?
Once we know more about your medical history, Dr. Keating at the McDonough Chiropractic Clinic will conduct a thorough exam that will evaluate your stability, range of motion, and muscle tone in the afflicted areas.
An x-ray exam is also required for most patients during their first visit. This diagnostic study is performed for your own safety. Your doctor needs to know the specific discs, vertebrae, and joints in the spine that are causing you pain.
Once Dr. Keating is finished evaluating all of your results from the diagnostic tests, she will develop an individualized treatment plan.
This treatment plan usually includes a list of goals, including restoring joint function, lessening the pain, and reacquiring independence and tolerance of normal daily activities.