first time you visit our office you will greeted by our receptionist.
She will ask you to complete forms outlining
your medical history and the reason for your visit. If you prefer,
you may obtain copies of these forms by clicking HERE
and complete them prior to your appointment.
Next you will meet with Dr.
Donald Littlejohn. He will discuss the health complaints
about which you are chiefly concerned. Dr. Littlejohn will also
ask about your family history, dietary habits, other care you may
have had (chiropractic, osteopathic, medical, etc.), as well as
your work and other activities that are a part of your life. These
questions help to determine the nature of your illness and the best
way to go about treating the problem.
your case history, a physical examination will be performed. If
necessary, x-rays or other diagnostic procedures may be appropriate.
Additionally, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be
performed to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting
or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components
of your total health profile and vital to the doctor of chiropractic
in evaluating your problem.
If x-rays or other tests have been
ordered, Dr. Littlejohn will discuss the findings with you on your
next office visit. He
will review your insurance benefits with you and make every effort
to answer any questions you may have regarding your care in our
Dr. Littlejohn has identified the problem, he will recommend a course
of treatment. Care typically consists of chiropractic manipulative
therapy, also known as "adjustments." The adjustment is
given by hand and consists of applying pressure to the areas of
the spine that are out of alignment (also known as subluxations)
or that do not move properly within their normal range of motion.
Your treatment may also be supplemented
by adjunctive modalities (i.e. ultrasound therapy, electric muscle
stimulation), therapeutic stretches, and therapeutic exercises.
Additionally, Dr. Littlejohn may suggest ways to modify your daily
activities to prevent further injury.
If you have any questions or would like
to schedule an appointment, please call us at (845) 469-7575.