The purpose of the first visit is to see if we can help you. When you arrive for your initial visit you will first be asked to provide us with some information about your health history and the nature of your complaint or the reason for your visit. We ask you to fill out the minimal amount of paperwork possible. After you complete this, Dr. Kang will spend some time talking with you so that he will better understand your condition and be fully aware of any other health concerns you may have and determine how chiropractic and acupuncture may be beneficial to you.
Once Dr. Kang feels that he has a complete understanding of the history and nature of your complaint, he will perform a thorough chiropractic and acupuncture examination to help evaluate your condition. After the examination, Dr. Kang will explain the diagnosis and will address whether he feels chiropractic and acupuncture care is appropriate for you or not. At this point a decision will be made by the doctor as to whether x-rays of your spine are required prior to you undertaking care. Most of the time patients are x-rayed on their first visit and if possible, a brief report of x-ray findings is given along with the first adjustment. At your report of findings, Dr. Kang will explain where he has found vertebral subluxations (nerve pressure areas) in your spine and how serious your situation is. A plan of care will then be outlined for you based on your individual needs and the stresses that you encounter in your everyday life.
The types of services that we provide include spinal x-rays, specific chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments, manual traction, therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation, soft tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and herbal/nutritional counseling.