WHAT TO EXPECT
Patients visiting Authority Chiropractic for the first time are often curious as to what the process is, and what to expect on their first chiropractic visit. Learn what to expect, and read a step-by-step process regarding what you will experience on your first visit to Dr. Thor Woerner at Authority Chiropractic in San Antonio.
New Member Application
We ask all of our new practice members to complete a new member application as completely as possible. This form includes questions about your health history and gives us an understanding of past trauma and injuries that might be contributing to current health problems.
Our new member application can be downloaded here. This gives you the opportunity to have the paperwork completed prior to your first appointment, saving you valuable time at the office.
Tour the Office
When you come in to visit our office, we’ll take you on a tour, explain what we do, our methods, how they help and why. This will help you to feel more at home here and develop an understanding of what principled chiropractic is.
Following the tour, you’ll sit down with us for a special one-on-one health consultation. We will talk about your current issues, past health concerns, goals for recovery, and other health care history issues so we can provide only the very best health care.
Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Assessment
At this stage, we will perform a complete and scientific physical examination using advanced technology and methods. Evaluating your nervous system and muscles allows us to discover where pressure and spinal misalignments might be, and how we can best correct them.
At this point we will take any postural x-rays or other diagnostic imaging that may be required, so we can more closely examine your skeletal system. This will confirm preliminary diagnoses and allow us to approach adjustment and care with the most detailed information possible.
Plan of Care
Once Dr. Thor has completed his review of your assessment, examination and diagnosis, a specialized and customized plan of care will be created that is tailored specifically to your individual needs.
Report of Findings
On your follow-up visit, we will sit down with you and present a detailed report of our findings. This will include analysis of your diagnostic imaging and the results of your examination. We will also discuss your customized plan of corrective care and payment options moving forward.
Road to Health
The process of healing is a two-way street, navigated by both Dr. Thor and you. In order to experience health care improvements, you will need to take authority of your own health by consistently following your chiropractor’s recommendations and taking all necessary steps and lifestyle changes recommended.
Patience is also essential—while some see improvements right away, others take more time depending on the degree of dysfunction. True health is a process. Understand, too, that at first some temporary stiffness and discomfort is normal. These healing sensations are a sign of your body correcting itself as nervous system function is restored.