What to Expect


“The power that created you heals you.”

Q: What is a subluxation?

A: A subluxation is the condition of a vertebra that has lost its proper alignment with the vertebra above or the one below which puts pressure on the nerves, interfering with the body’s ability to heal itself.

Q: What happens at my first visit?

A: When you arrive at the office you will fill out some paperwork, we will copy your license and insurance card. In one of the rooms, Dr. Matt will do a consultation, a question and answer discussion to learn about your past health history and current health concerns. Dr. Matt will perform a detailed chiropractic analysis to find nerve pressure and spinal subluxations. Based on the examination, Dr. Matt or Melanie will take the necessary x-rays. If x-rays are necessary it is most likely we will schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the findings and create a mutual plan of action. This may vary according to the individual situation.

Q: Can I be adjusted at the first visit?

A: That is between you, the patient, and Dr. Matt. It depends on your past history, what he may find during the examination and other factors that you discuss with the Doctor.

Q: What is a chiropractic adjustment?

A: It is a specific, applied force using hands only to one or more vertebra or several to remove nerve interference to allow the body to heal.

Q: Do I have to have an x-ray?

A: If you are pregnant, no. If the patient is a child, usually not. Otherwise, it is a decision for your doctor to make as to what is best for you.

Q: Once I start seeing a chiropractor, can I stop?

A: There is an old wive's tale that is still around that says this, but the fact is that once you learn and feel what you body can feel like, you probably won't accept not feeling great anymore. Just like the dentist whom you visit twice a year, chiropractic patients usually continue some sort of regular visits as a preventative measure and to maintain optimum health and energy. A healthy body will be the most effective way to fight any virus or disease. Once we have addressed your immediate concern, the frequency of your adjustments will be dictated by how much you value your health.

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Leesburg, VA 20176