First Visit

your-first-visit-with-dr-dahlWelcome to the New Patient Information page for Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Larry Dahl! If you are new to chiropractic care or wondering what to expect during your first visit, then you have come to the right place.

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Dr. Dahl’s treatment philosophy focuses on restoring balance and harmony to each patient’s body rather than covering up pain with medication.

New Patient Process

On your first visit, Dr. Dahl will perform a full diagnostic evaluation and medical health assessment. The goal of this assessment is to determine the specific causes for your pain. You will be asked to fill out the required forms to help obtain information about yourself and your condition. Dr. Dahl will thoroughly review your forms and follow-up with more personalized questions. This will allow him to determine the precise cause for your pain and create a customized treatment program to address this health problem. Consultations can range from 30 to 40 minutes
After your initial consultation, Dr. Dahl will conduct a complete chiropractic examination. This may include a simple and standard assessment of your reflexes, ability to turn and bend, posture, and other standard orthopedic and physical examinations.
Sometimes X-ray imaging is necessary to complete your evaluation; however, this is considered on a case-by-case basis. All X-ray imaging is done with our state of the art equipment.
Once Dr. Larry Dahl has obtained all the information and performed the necessary examinations, he will provide you a report of his findings and recommend the most effective treatment for you.
Dr. Larry Dahl will find the treatment that best fits your needs. He will discuss the process step-by-step and inform you of any additional care you should take. He is especially trained and fully equipped to perform gentle and effective alignments which are interactive and suited for patients of all ages and physical conditions. Most chiropractic patients begin to see results from the very first adjustment! Nothing will be done without your understanding and prior consent during a consultation or treatment.