Your First Appointment, Explained

dr-lynelle-mcsweeney-reno-chiropractorNew experiences can be intimidating, and your first chiropractic appointment is no exception. If you’re coming to see Dr. McSweeney for the first time, here’s what you can expect.

You Talk, She Listens

First visits usually take between 30 and 45 minutes, and Dr. McSweeney spends much of that time listening to you. You’ll be asked to complete paperwork that provides a thorough overview of your personal activity, lifestyle, nutritional, pharmacological and medical history.

Physical Assessments

Dr. McSweeney will focus on your specific problem area(s) by taking you through a physical assessment that will help her identify asymmetries or dysfunctional movement patterns. She’ll also conduct traditional orthopedic tests, a body read and a palpatory exam to pinpoint areas of scar tissue/adhesion or joint restriction/imbalance.

These assessments will help Dr. McSweeney determine whether you may benefit from chiropractic care.

Treatment Options

Depending upon your needs, treatments may include some or all of the following therapies:

  • Moist heat
  • Myofacial release techniques for scar tissue release
  • Chiropractic care to locate and mobilize joint restriction/dysfunction
  • Therapy for spinal disk or joint pathology
  • Electrical stimulation or ultrasound to help combat inflammation or increase blood flow

It’s Dr. McSweeney’s goal to get you out of pain, out of the office and on with your day as soon as possible. She’s happy to provide thorough answers to your questions and share her experience and training to calm your concerns.

If you’re experiencing neck or back pain, frequent headaches or other symptoms of pain, chiropractic care may be an effective solution. Schedule your first visit with Dr. McSweeney today.