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Scott C. Woodruff D.C., DACNB
Chiropractic Physician
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
815-744-5066

WOODRUFF CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE (815) 744-5066

What to Expect On Your First Visit


New Patient Forms


On your first visit, you will be asked to fill out some forms that provide us a detailed description of your current health concern, as well as your health history. We request that you download, print, and fill out the forms at home before your first visit. Then, either fax the forms to us, or bring the new patient forms with you to your first visit. The new patient forms are located under the new patient forms tab, or click here.

Consultation

You will then sit down with Dr. Woodruff to discuss any health related concerns that you are experiencing. Based on your health history and presenting complaint, the doctor will determine if your condition is likely to respond to conservative care. You may be referred to another facility / provider if your condition requires another type of medical care. The doctor will be happy to answer any questions you may have at this point.

Examination

Next, Dr. Woodruff will perform a thorough examination based upon information gained during your consultation. This examination helps the doctor in making a proper diagnosis and determining what types of treatment are likely to help you the most.

Other Tests

The results of your examination may indicate that you require additional tests such as X-rays, MRI, CT, or other diagnostics. Such tests may be required to rule out more serious conditions or to confirm a suspected diagnosis. Should additional testing become necessary, we will order the test(s) for you at a convenient, local, and professional facility. We utilize professional diagnostic facilities so that you receive the added benefit of having your tests interpreted by professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

Report of Findings

After all the information is gathered, Dr. Woodruff will sit down with you, explain the results of your tests and let you know if he can help you. Treatment recommendations will be made; any questions or concerns that you have will be addressed.

Treatment

Treatment is frequently provided on the first day, depending on the results of your examination. Treatment at this time is focused on reducing pain and may include the use of manual therapies, electrophysical agents such as electrical stimulation or ultrasound, bracing, recommendations for the use of ice / heat, and supplement recommendations. Treatment is an interactive process; the doctor and patient cooperate to utilize treatment techniques that are both comfortable and effective.