Your First Visit

Your First Visit with Our Chiropractor in Santa Clara: Doctor Hoewisch 

When you have back pain or neck pain or have been in a car accident, you can count on our chiropractor in Santa Clara to diagnose your injuries and help you reduce your pain through non-invasive chiropractic treatments, like chiropractic adjustments, and corrective exercises. The process starts with your very first appointment.

What to Expect When You Visit Our Santa Clara Chiropractor for the First Time

When you visit our Santa Clara chiropractor for the first time, you can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere that is full of people who want to see you feel better as soon as possible. We will check you into the system and ask for your new patient paperwork. This paperwork can be found in our Online Forms and printed out at home so you have the time you need to fill out the forms without feeling rushed. Of course, if you did not have time to fill out the paperwork or couldn’t find it, we can supply the forms to you when you arrive.

Your Initial Consultation and Examination

Shortly after your arrival, you will be escorted into the examination room and our chiropractor will ask you about your medical history and evaluate your injuries by performing a physical evaluation. This may also include taking digital images of your back, neck or extremity joints in order to get the clearest picture possible of your injuries and the damage to your soft tissues. After the physical evaluation and medical history, our Santa Clara chiropractor, Doctor David Hoewisch, will explain the results of the examination and recommend a course of treatment to help reduce your symptoms and heal your injuries.

Conditions Our Chiropractor in Santa Clara Treats

When you come in for your first appointment, you can rest assured that our chiropractor in Santa Clara, Doctor Hoewisch, treats all types of musculoskeletal injuries from car accidents and repetitive motion injuries to sports injuries. This means that if your back, neck or extremity joints hurt, our chiropractor can help you.

Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accident injuries can be extremely painful and cause back, neck and extremity joint pain, especially in the knees and shoulders. Common injuries sustained in car accidents include herniated discs, whiplash and shoulder, wrist and knee injuries.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common causes of disability and missed work. Back pain can be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, arthritis, sprains and strains and sciatica.

Neck Pain

Neck pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could also experience upper back and shoulder pain. Common causes of neck pain and stiffness include whiplash, herniated disc, pinched nerve, poor posture and text neck.

Sports Injuries

Getting and staying active through playing sports is a great way to maintain your muscle mass, flexibility and agility, but sometimes the sports we play can result in injuries. Common sports injuries we treat in Santa Clara include runner’s knee, tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, sprains and strains and back pain.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Repetitive motion injuries occur over time. One of the most common types of repetitive motion injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed or slightly swollen. Other repetitive motion injuries include runner’s knee and tennis elbow, which are most often associated with playing sports. However, manual labor jobs and certain hobbies can increase your risk for developing these conditions even if you do not play sports.

Getting the Right Chiropractic Treatment Option after Your Initial Visit

Once our chiropractor has diagnosed your injury, he will develop a comprehensive treatment program to reduce your symptoms and heal your injury naturally. Treatment options that our chiropractor offers include manual adjustments, instrument adjustments, Kinesio Taping,  KST adjustments, the Active Release Technique (ART) and corrective exercises, and you can opt to receive your first treatment at your first appointment.

Your treatment program will be divided into three phases that may include one or more of our chiropractic treatments. The first phase is designed to help reduce your symptoms so that you can feel better without taking prescription and OTC pain medications and muscle relaxers.

The second phase of the treatment involves corrective care. This is where our chiropractor works with you to heal your injury naturally by correcting misalignments in your joints and using the Active Release Technique (ART) to break apart scar tissue.

The last phase of treatment is the maintenance phase. At this stage, your injury is healed and the goal is now to help you maintain your health and wellness and prevent future injuries via periodic chiropractic appointments and adjustments.

To schedule your initial consultation with Doctor Hoewisch, our chiropractor in Santa Clara, call us at 408-985-8118.

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