What to Expect on your First Visit
At your first visit, we spend time collecting the details of the problem or injury.
After collecting information, we conduct a physical exam including orthopeadic-neurologic evaluation, muscle test, range of motion test, and a chiropractic spinal and extremities joint evaluation.
After the tests and evaluation are complete, we take an x-ray on the problematic or injured areas to view structural changes or damages from accidents.
Traumatic injury prognosis is different than gradual unset or chronic aggravated condition. Also, it is important to come up with the right diagnosis. Therefore, treatments usually begin on the second visit to allow the doctor to review the x-rays and create the best treatment plan for each patient.
In addition to Dr. Kim's treatment plan, Atlas Chiropractic Clinic has a Licensed Massage Therapist who performs muscle healing massages in one hour durations.
Auto accident related injuries usually last betweeen 3 months to 12 months going through inflammatory stage, repairing stage and remodeling stage. Depending on the patient’s condition, we usually start the patient on a 2-3 times a week schedule. Upon improvement, it decreases to 1-2 times a week.