Patient Resources

Initial Visit

The initial visit in our office allows us to assess your spine and determine if you will benefit from chiropractic care, and how it is that we may help you. The initial visit includes:

Pre-screening : During this time, the doctor will take a few moments and provide a few quick tests to determine if you are a candidate for chiropractic care.

Consultation: This one-on-one conversation allows you to express your health challenges with the doctor. Once we understand your concerns, we are better able to create a care plan tailored to your individual goals.

Exam: This process takes no more than 30 minutes and includes orthopedic, neurological and range of motion testing. This allows to doctor to identify the source of your problem so that it can be adequately addressed.

X-rays: The doctor may recommend that films be taken in areas of concern. X-rays are provided on-site.* The information gathered from your films allows the doctor to see the extent of your spinal subluxations as well as how long the problem has been there. This is crucial information for determining the length of care needed to correct your problem.

*X-rays are not taken on pregnant women. The need for x-rays in all other cases is determined by the doctor at your consultation.

Report of findings: This report is performed within 24-48 hours of your initial consultation. At this time the doctor will review your findings with you and discuss what your problem was found to be, what needs to be done to correct it, how long you’ll need to be under care, and your financial responsibilities. It is for this reason that you MUST bring a spouse or significant other with you to this appointment so that you can have support on the home front as well.

Kids/Teens

Chiropractic for kids of all ages

You rarely hear a child complain of neck or back pain, but childhood is usually when spinal problems begin. Being born, learning to walk and crawl, sitting in car seats and swings, and even the most minor falls can cause spinal bones to become misaligned. In fact, of 1000 children evaluated in their first month of life by a chiropractor, over 90% were found to have misaligned bones in their necks alone!

How to know when a child needs Chiropractic care

Birth Trauma
Nowadays the average birth is a truly medical experience. Epidurals, forceps, vacuums, and any type of pulling on the baby as it passes through the birth canal can cause spinal injuries. C-sections, a form of birth affecting nearly 40% of births in 2011, put extreme pressure and tension on a newborn’s spine as they are forcibly removed from the uterus.  Even if the child is born at home and without the use of medical interventions, there is still potential for the spine to be affected. Milestones and the Healthy Child
Every parent looks forward to the developmental milestones their children go through: rolling over, crawling, walking, learning to ride a bike, and playing sports are all things we love to experience with our child. Each of these exciting events has the opportunity to cause spinal misalignments that can easily be corrected if identified early. We recommend that healthy children be adjusted at least twice/month so that they can continue to grow, thrive and succeed.

The Sick Child
Sometimes children have unexpected life experiences that cause them distress. C-sections, premature births, poor nutrition, falls, vaccinations, and exposure to illnesses put stress on a child’s developing spine and nervous system. These children will often exhibit:

  • Colic
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Speech issues
  • Difficulty breast feeding
  • Frequent colds and ear infections
  • Bowel problems (diarrhea, constipation, bloating)
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

The sick child is typically seen more frequently in an effort to help their body heal faster. Once the child shows improvement in their body’s ability to maintain alignment and health, they can be put on the Healthy Child adjustment schedule.

The Pediatric Adjustment

Pediatric chiropractic adjustments focus on restoring balance and alignment to a child’s spine. While the concept is similar to the adult adjustment, the process of adjusting a child is much different. A chiropractor trained in adjusting infants and children knows to use very light pressure (no more than the pressure you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato), fingertips are used instead of hands, and there are no quick twists or torques. The pediatric adjustment is usually a calm and fun event for the child to experience!
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Expectant Mothers

A Healthier Pregnancy for You & Baby

A pregnancy is a normal, life enhancing event that involves two people: you and your baby. And while your family may be your emotional support, we’re here to help with the physical aspects. Back and neck pain, round ligament soreness, headaches, morning sickness, and generalized discomfort and fatigue can be side effects of the extra weight and bio-mechanical changes your body goes through over 9 months. Maintaining spinal and pelvic alignment can help ease these discomforts, all while making space for your baby to develop and grow.

Our pregnancy care options include:

Chiropractic adjustments to the entire spine
Webster analysis for sacral alignment
Nutritional support and supplementation
Prenatal massage

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Mom during pregnancy
Women under care during their pregnancy often report…

  • 24% reduction in labor time for first time moms, 39% reduction for experienced moms
  • 50% decrease in labor time
  • Better positioning of baby throughout pregnancy and during delivery
  • Better sleep
  • Reduction in common pregnancy discomforts including morning sickness, sciatica, spinal pain, pubic bone pain

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Baby during pregnancy
Removing the physical pressures off a baby’s developing spine and allowing him/her to lay comfortably in the pelvis allows bony structures to grow and develop normally. This is believed to help prevent early spinal stresses that may be related to scoliosis development and other neurological conditions.

When should I start seeing a chiropractor?
We recommend beginning chiropractic care as soon as possible. The longer a women is under chiropractic care during her pregnancy, the less often we tend to see problems arising. It also allows us to maintain health throughout the pregnancy and avoid many of the common discomforts associated with those special 9 months.

Why should I choose your office?
We recognize that each pregnancy is unique and different. We make our adjustments and recommendations based on each woman’s needs so that she can achieve a comfortable, happy and healthy pregnancy.

Military Families

Providing quality care to our military families

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We have a special place in our hearts for the military families of Hampton Roads. We believe in taking care of those who work so hard to protect our freedom.
Experience
Our doctors have experience working with active duty and veterans in VA hospitals in Upstate New York. We understand that the stress put on our military men and women is unique, and should be addressed accordingly.  Our Doctors have had the opportunity to work with the families of active duty military.  We know that keeping a family healthy is of the utmost importance so that they can be there to support their loved ones as they serve our country.

Forms

Please choose the proper application for care and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Videos

We have a number of helpful videos that we have created.  We are always adding more so check back regularly to see what we have added.