Your First Visit To Us



Initial Consultation:

In the initial consultation, you will be able to meet with one of our doctors who will take special interest in your case. Here, we will go over your health history and present complaints to gain a better understanding of your condition.


Examination:

The purpose of your chiropractic examination is to see if yours is a chiropractic case. If so, we will tell you. If not, we will tell you that also. The doctor's job during your examination is to look for vertebral subluxations, the nerve interference that interrupts the natural communication of the body's nervous system, when the small vertebrae of the spine twist or turn out of place interfering with the body's ability to communicate with itself. Chiropractors are specially trained in the location, detection, and correction of vertebral subluxations. We will use this time to see how your body moves and based upon those findings, determine if x-rays need to be performed


X-rays:

X-rays enable the doctor to see the condition of your bones and the positions they are in. The x-rays tell us how far the bones are out of place, in what direction, and what has to be done to correct the vertebral subluxation of your spine. They also allow us to see the age of the subluxations, which may aid the doctor in communicating with you how long it will take to correct the problem.


Diagnosis:

Your chiropractor uses the information gained from your consultation, examination, and x-rays to accurately determine the vertebral subluxation of your spine. In doing so, we will be able to accurately begin the reduction and correction of the vertebral subluxation and the related components of your spine.


The Adjustments:

To reduce the vertebral subluxation of your spine, our doctors will perform a specific spinal adjustment to your subluxated vertebrae to begin the correction process. Based upon the information gathered in your initial consultation, examination, and x-rays we tailor make an adjusting plan as to what will work best for you. With the adjustment, we specifically and gently start to retrain the vertebrae so it starts to free up the spinal nerve flow allowing for proper communication in the body to occur. When subluxations are corrected, the body's normal homeostasis occurs which means better body function and eventually relief from your symptoms.


New Patient Orientation:

I am sure that you have all been to a doctor that never took the time to explain things to you. That is not true at the Fogarty Chiropractic Life Clinic. Here we have specially designed new patient orientations for the sole purpose of explaining what we do and how we do it We provide you with information on how to help get you out of pain, and more important how to keep you well for the rest of your life. We also use this time to show you normal x-rays in a group setting and then privately go over your x-rays personally and encourage you to ask the doctors any further questions about your case.


Health Talks:

The orientation is always at no charge and we encourage patients curious about chiropractic care to attend, to see if chiropractic may be of help to them before they make any commitment. Our doctors are also available to talk to your civic organizations or clubs on a variety of health related subjects. Call the clinic nearest you and inquire on which night the new patient orientation is given.