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Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.  Completing this paperwork prior to your arrival will save you time on your first visit.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. James Heath to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. James Heath to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Heath and his staff will perform a complete chiropractic examination.   This examination is designed to find and detect areas of vertebral subluxations, measure the health of your spine and nervous system and determine how these findings relate to the health of your body. 


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


Report of Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. James Heath will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
1.    What exactly is going on with my body that is making me feel this way?
2.    How can you help me?
3.    How often do I need to come in?
4.    What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Heath will discuss recommendations of care and design a care plan that will allow your body to heal and achieve maximum chiropractic improvement and health.


Treatment

 What is a "Subluxation?"
A subluxation – also known as "nerve interference" – is the misalignment of vertebrae in the spinal column. When a subluxation occurs, it often affects the function of the nervous system, which may have a negative effect on quality and quantity of life.Chiropractic Adjustment Chiropractors typically care for subluxations with a procedure known as a "chiropractic adjustment." Dr. Heath utilizes both manual and light force adjusting techniques, depending on the patient’s presentation, history and needs.
This hands-on technique for restoring spinal and other joint mobility is performed by applying a controlled force to joints that have either become too restricted in their movement or too mobile, as a result of a tissue injury.
By realigning the affected vertebrae through chiropractic adjustments, the chiropractor eliminates this nerve interference, improving communication between the brain and the tissue or organ and proper bodily function is restored.


Wellness Program

Dr. Heath is primarily a wellness doctor, which is saying that he believes that focusing on what makes us healthy (what causes health) and improving health before symptoms begin is the best way to achieve maximum health.   We understand that health is not a static thing that we can reach and stay at without maintenance.  It is in a constant state of change.  At any moment we are either moving toward or away from health.   Chiropractic and the maintenance of your nervous system can certainly be part of your wellness program along with exercise, eating right, good sleep and a positive mental attitude.  Dr. Heath and the staff at Chiropractic First take great pride in being part of your Wellness Program and educating you so you have a better understanding of how chiropractic can positively affect your health.  Call our office today at 616-538-1780 to get started and move your health in the right direction.

Exclusive Offer

New patients receive first visit for $37

Includes consultation, exam and X-rays

Office Hours

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