What to Expect on Your First Visit
Patients visiting Vibrant Life Chiropractic for the first time are often curious as to what the process is, and what to expect on their first chiropractic visit. Learn what to expect, and read a step-by-step process regarding what you will experience on your first visit to Dr. Kurt Lang at Vibrant Life Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, MI.
Complete Application for New Members
We ask all of our new patients to complete a new member application as completely as they can. This form includes questions about your health history and gives us an understanding of past trauma/injuries that might be contributing to current health issues.
Tour the Office
When you come into the office for the first time, we will take you on a brief tour of the office so that you feel comfortable and know what to expect. We will explain to you the benefits of chiropractic care and show you around so that you know where everything is. This is a great opportunity for you to get any questions and concerns about chiropractic that you may have answered.
Our team will have a one-on-one consultation with you in order to get to know you personally. This also allows for us to get a clearer picture of the health history paperwork you completed. We will discuss your current issues, past health concerns, health goals, and how we can best serve you to reach those goals. We will also provide information on our neurologically-based philosophy and approach to your health and concerns.
Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Assessment
Our team will perform a complete nerve and muscle assessment using advanced technology and methods utilized by N.A.S.A. and certified by the Space Foundation. This allows us to objectively locate the root cause of your health concerns.
Based on your consultation and assessment, Dr. Kurt will determine if postural X-rays are needed to complete his evaluation. If necessary, our team will take the images in our on-site, digital X-ray suite. This will allow Dr. Kurt to evaluate your skeletal structure in order to provide you with the safest and most effective care possible.
Report of Findings
Dr. Kurt Lang will then analyze all of the available information and a customized health plan will be created for your specific needs. At your next visit we will sit down with you and present your customized health plan and a detailed report of Dr. Kurt’s findings. This will include analysis of your postural X-rays and the results of your assessment. We will also discuss convenient payment options available to you in our office.
Road to Health
Upon committing to care, you will then have the opportunity to receive your first specific chiropractic adjustment in our office. Please remember, the process of healing is a two-way street, navigated by both Dr. Kurt and you. In order to experience true health improvements, you will need to commit to your chiropractic appointments and to living a healthy lifestyle.
Patience will be essential throughout care, because healing often takes time. While some individuals see improvements right away, others take more time. Also, understand that some temporary and minor stiffness, soreness, and/or discomfort are normal at first. These healing sensations are a sign of your body correcting itself as proper biomechanics and nervous system function is restored.