Our goal is to serve you in the best way we possibly can. During your first visit we want to make sure that we answer any questions you have about the procedure used in our office and accurately determine if NUCCA care can help you.
We will begin with paperwork which can be downloaded here or given to you at the office. This will give the doctor more information about what you are currently dealing with and have dealt with in the past. Following the completion of the paperwork, you will meet with the doctor. She will ask you several questions about what you are currently dealing with before performing a spinal examination. Your examination will include a postural evaluation consisting of a supine leg check, check for a high/low hip and if your head tilting to one side. There will also be an orthopedic and neurological exam to give the doctor a better picture of what is going on. You will not need to disrobe during the examination. After your spinal examination, the doctor will inform you whether you are a candidate for NUCCA care. If you decide to continue with care, a series of precise upper cervical x-rays are necessary to determine your unique spinal misalignment.
You should plan on approximately 1½-2 hours for this first visit.
Between your first and second visit the doctor will spend about an hour analyzing your films and going over your exam findings to determine a precise calculation for correcting your spinal misalignment.