What To Expect
After a spinal exam and medical review, Dr. Cooker will explain the root of your problem and create an individualized plan.
Every patient is different, so your treatment may include a variety of different therapies, all designed to work together to promote your optimal health.
You will have a consultation with Dr. Alex Cooker to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Alex Cooker to learn more about you, your condition, and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Alex Cooker will perform an examination that includes standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical testing.
When needed, x-rays are taken. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Alex Cooker will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
If Dr. Cooker believes he can help you, he will recommend treatment and a wellness program. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will refer you to another specialist.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, physio-therapies and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.