What to Expect at Your First Visit to CORE Chiropractic


The CORE Team is very customer oriented (no one is ever 'too busy', excel in educating patients, and Dr Cordova (both of them) really listen and give great suggestions for improvement. Glad I am connected with CORE.

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"What Will Happen On My First Visit?"

This seems to be what everyone wants to know before they will even take one step in the door. This is certainly understandable if you’ve never been to see a chiropractor before.

You likely wouldn’t walk into a restaurant without knowing what type of food was served, you wouldn’t walk into a doctor’s office without knowing what to expect.

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you likely already have a lot of questions and lot of ideas about what a chiropractor does. So let’s talk about what will happen on your very first visit to my office.


During the initial consultation, we’re going to sit down and you will have a chance to tell me all about your health problem. I want to know how it started, what it feels like, what you’ve done about it so far, and what may have worked before… even if it was just temporarily.


If after hearing about your problem it seems that your condition may be helped by chiropractic, I will perform an examination. There have been times where it has been very clear to me following the consultation that my office is simply not the best place for the patient.

I don’t accept patients for care that I don’t believe I can help, so I first evaluate your condition during the consultation and then perform range of motion tests, then chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examinations.

“Will I Need X-Rays?”

If after your consultation and examination I determine that x-rays of your spine are needed, we will perform an x-ray examination. X-rays are not needed for every person or every condition.

The need for x-rays will be determined on a case-by-case basis and the reason for the tests will be explained to you before they are performed.

At the end of your first visit, you will be scheduled for a report of findings visit. This follow up visit is a second consultation in which I go over the results of your examinations and tests.

More importantly, I will also explain exactly what you have and how I can help. All of your treatment and financial options will be explained in detail at this time.

“Will I Get Adjusted On My First Visit?”

This is one of the most common questions asked by new patients and one of most misunderstood. We want you to feel better, and that means if you're accepted as a new patient, you'll need to get adjusted.

However, in many cases, adjusting on the first day just doesn't make sense. If we end up needing x-rays, you'll want us to properly evaluate those x-rays before we just start adjusting your spine.

We will provide some sort of relief treatment if you're in pain, but may not treat all areas and may only provide a very localized adjustment in these cases. We'll explain specifics in your case and make sure you get treated as quickly as makes sense.

What Is The Cost?

If you have insurance...
Every insurance company offers plans that cover chiropractic care, and we are in-network for all major insurance plans. What your plan covers, however, cannot be confirmed until we call your insurance company. In some cases, we are able to gather some details online. We will do our best to confirm your benefits prior to your first visit, but you can always call your insurance company to determine your coverage at any time.

If you do not have insurance...
The initial examination is $60, with spinal x-rays at $50 per area (typically $100 in total). Adjustments are $53 per visit. We do offer pre-pay discounts if you buy a package of adjustments and payments plans are also available.

What Happens Next?

Once we know you have a problem we can help and we've determined the cause of your symptoms, we will provide a plan of action to help you get the best results possible. Recommendations will include the expected number of visits, the length of time it should take, type of treatment, and any referrals.

Our treatment recommendations are to not just patch the problem, but fix it as much as possible. We strive for fast and lasting results, which will include home care exercise and recommendations. We provide the services that you can't do on your own, but will help you save time and money by giving you home care instructions to complement your care.

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