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New Patient Center

If you’re visiting our Cherokee County chiropractic care center for the first time, we’d like you to know exactly what to expect. We want your time with us to be a relaxing and positive experience.

Ball Ground Upper Cervical Chiropractic is often described as being comfortable, welcoming and homey. It inspires confidence; it’s a place where people feel recognized and understood. We hope you think so, too.

Preparing for Your First Appointment

We ask that you wear comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. Please wear minimal to no jewelry. Be sure that your clothing has no metal zippers, buckles or metal buttons and that it doesn’t require a belt. If applicable, do not wear a bra with underwire or metal fastenings as well as any metal hair clips. Pants with an elastic waistband is preferred. No worries, however. If this isn’t possible, we’ll have you change into a gown if it’s necessary.

Patient with bowling shoes on

Your First Visit (45 to 60 min)

As you enter the office, you’ll be warmly greeted by one of our team members. They’ll invite you to have a seat so that you can complete any necessary new patient paperwork. Before seeing the doctor, you will take a quick tour of the office. This will help familiarize you with the upcoming examination and assessment.

Patients are switched into bowling shoes during each visit. The shoes provide an accurate and consistent assessment for both the leg length testing and orthospinology hip caliper check.

Dr. Ryan will then conduct an in-depth assessment, including:

  • A detailed consultation
  • Leg length testing
  • Orthospinology hip caliper measurements
  • Postural and range-of-motion analysis
  • Orthopedic and neurological testing
  • Cranial nerve evaluation (if applicable)
  • 3-D x-ray imaging and analysis

Your Second Visit

During this visit, Dr. Ryan will explain your examination and X-ray findings to help you understand the source of your problem. After all questions have been answered, you’ll get to experience your first gentle and precise orthospinology correction. Although most patients feel immediate relief this visit, complete recovery from your spinal misalignment will take time.

Before leaving, Dr. Ryan will order a post-X-ray examination. His goal is to reduce your spinal misalignment and create as much structural integrity as possible. A second correction to the spine may be necessary in order to achieve this.

Lastly, patient homework and a set of documents will be reviewed before leaving:

  • Changes you may expect or experience following a correction
  • Basic physical limitations and lifestyle modifications to be made
  • Healthy ways to maintain your spinal alignment
  • Documentation guidelines on how you are responding to treatment

Initial Intensive Care Plan (90 days, ranging from 6-12 visits)

All patients must go through an initial intensive care plan. It’s important to understand that your initial care plan will include 90 days of precise care on an intermittent basis. Although we commonly see instantaneous relief after the second visit, time is required for the spine and connective tissues to strengthen and stabilize leading to a full recovery.

Dr. Ryan will give you the individualized course of treatment he feels will best fit your needs. Your treatment plan will be based on:

  • Your detailed medical history
  • The state and condition of your spine
  • The size and complexity of your misalignment
  • Physical activity level, age, and gender
  • Your response to the initial correction procedure

During this 90-day period, your spine will continue to strengthen and stabilize further. You can expect to experience many positive health changes as we bring you and your body back to optimal balance and function.

We also understand that we are not able to provide resolution to every condition that walks through our doors. You may have a condition that is not directly related to what we treat in our office. However, if this is the case and we are not able to solve your problem, we will do our best to find someone who can.

Book an Appointment Today

We would love to welcome you to our family-friendly office. We can help. Contact us today for a convenient appointment!

New Patients | 770-680-7666