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Located in Madison East Center
Mankato, MN 56001

WHAT TO EXPECT

Have you more faith in a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?
BJ Palmer

By doing some simple preparation before your appointment such as, filling out the New Patient Form, obtaining recent spinal x-rays or MRIs, and bringing along any special injury or claim information, your appointment can run smoother and be a better use of yours and our time.

Read more below on what you can do and expect before, during, and after your appointment.

 

STEP ONE

PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

Download and Fill Out the Online Intake Form

Print and fill out the new patient form here. If you can’t get to it, you can do it at the clinic, but make sure to arrive 15 minutes early. Completing it beforehand allows more time to discuss and assess your present condition at the appointment.

 

What To Wear

Wear what feels good to you. No special clothing is required, although some people find they are more comfortable in loose fitting garments or workout attire.

 

What To Expect

First visits are approximately 45 minutes in length and consist of a consultation, examination, and if appropriate, treatment the same day.

 

STEP TWO

DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT

The Consultation

This is when you and Dr. Casey discuss your health-related problems or concerns.  He gathers information about you and your condition which helps determine if chiropractic care is right for you.

 

The Exam

Following the consultation, Dr. Casey will perform a complete chiropractic examination which may include posture, range of motion, palpation or scans of the spine or injured area as well as possible neurologic and orthopedic tests.

 

X-rays

Radiographs are only taken as deemed medically necessary by our physician and are completed with our digital system in the office.

 

Adjustment & Plan

If chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition, treatment can begin on your first visit.  Treatments are specific to each patient and can include either adjustments, therapies or both.

Each patient case varies and after your first adjustment the doctor will have a better gauge of how your body responds to the treatment, and the timeframe needed to restore your body to its natural, pain-free state.  

Follow-up appointments do not take as long as the initial evaluation.  The problem has already been identified and an action plan created, so typical follow-up visits last 15 minutes or less.

 

STEP THREE

AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Can You Go Back to Exercising or Training?

Good question. Make sure to discuss this with the doctor during your visit to plan around a busy training schedule, otherwise, it’s always best to take it easy in the early stages of care, and ice sore areas after adjustments.

 

Feeling Sore or Slight Discomfort

You may feel sore or slight discomfort after your visit, but don’t worry, soreness for a couple days after treatment is completely normal. As your body heals, gets used to its new position and you get adjusted more consistently, you’ll feel less soreness following your treatment.

 

Keeping the Changes

A good adjustment is like a good workout – you need to keep recovery in mind. Be sure to slowly test some of your daily activities before jumping right back into your usual routine. Also, try your best to get a good night’s sleep each night to reap the most benefits and allow your body to heal.

 

Spread the Love

If you like how your body is feeling, don’t keep it a secret. Make sure to spread the love to your family and friends and let them know what they’re missing. We always love getting a thank you via social media as well, so be sure to tag us in your post so we can give you a proper thank you!

 

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