What to Expect at Your First Visit with Our Chiropractor

At Moore Chiropractic Health Care Center of Austin, our chiropractor’s examination procedures are geared toward the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations. The procedures our chiropractor uses are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have the first visit at our clinic.

Our initial examination consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes “Palpation”. Palpation is essentially checking your spine by hand. With this exam, the chiropractor can feel areas of your spine that may have subluxation problems. Spinal position, curvatures, and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. Your examination may also include some specialized equipment designed to better access your spine and nervous system.  The initial examination could take 40 minutes to an hour. 

A chiropractor with a patient

The importance of the initial exam is to uncover the cause of your problems so we can produce a Report of Findings at your second visit. It is important to note that this examination helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using our examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on “how you feel” on any given day.

A spinal x-ray

Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients, including pregnancy, childhood, recent usable spinal x-rays, and other various situations which will be discussed with you at your visit. Aside from these situations, x-rays are preferred by our chiropractor for the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been involved in your spine. Most patients receive three spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.

With this important information, our chiropractor can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at your Report of Findings that we will give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to follow to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your Report of Findings with you after your first visit.

Our Chiropractic care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical and adjustive procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to the quality of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the most well established time-proven procedures to help you. We feel you’re worth it!

Moore Chiropractic Health Care Center

8301 Shoal Creek Boulevard

Austin, TX 78757

(512) 459-5523

What Others Are Saying About Dr. Moore

 

Moore chiropractic has a great environment, it's very laid-back and the office staff is great at welcoming and getting to know their new patients. Dr. Moore is one of the greatest chiropractors I've ever been to she's truly a miracle worker! Has 10 years plus experience, loves what she does and makes X-rays and alignments affordable !!!

Sarah H.

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I've been going to Michele since I moved to Austin three years ago. I've seen a lot of chiropractors in my 68 years, and I do believe she is the best. She gives you individualized attention, is genuinely concerned about how you feel, and gives a fantastic adjustment. My neck and spine have not been in this good shape for years. I recommend her to all my friends.

Carolyn R.

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I am 71, a lady and was in pain.  I have severe osteoarthritis - neck, mid and lower back, hips, knees.  I broke my lower back two years ago.  I was so out of alignment for my first appointment that I had trouble balancing.  Dr. Moore evaluated, adjusted, recommended exercises/supplements and now I am as good as it gets.  I am going to have a knee replacement hopefully next month and trust me Michelle will be part of my rehabilitative therapy.  She has helped me come to grips with the fact that it is needed.

Trust me you cannot find a better health professional.

Dana R.

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Moore Chiropractic Health Care
8301 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 459-5523

 

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 Office Hours

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed