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What to Expect

What to Expect on Your First Visit


You will sit down and discuss with Dr. Perkins you health related problems, concerns, as well as your potential options to correct these problems. The consultation is designed to allow Dr. Perkins to gain information about you including: how your problem started, how your problem is affecting your daily life, and what your goals are related to resolving this problem.


If Dr. Perkins decides in your consultation that you are a candidate for treatment, he will provide a complete examination. The examination will focus on your bodies musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and will include reflex testing, range of motion testing, gait analysis, posture, and specific orthopedic tests. Nothing is preformed in our office without your consent.

X-ray Studies

At Purcell Chiropractic we have full plain film radiographic facilities. X- rays will be taken only if Dr. Perkins believes they are necessary and will provide information that will enable him to better treat your condition. On occasion Dr. Perkins may order a CT scan or MRI at a separate location if your problem cannot be visualized on plain film x-rays.

Report of Findings

Once Dr. Perkins has compiled all the information gained from the consultation, examination, and x-rays (if taken), he will provide you a full report of findings. At that time, Dr. Perkins will discuss with you what is causing your problem and what needs to be done to correct the problem. Dr. Perkins will make a customized treatment plan based on your condition and your goals for treatment. Our treatment plans are focused on getting your body operating at its best potential and to answer the four most commonly asked questions in our office:

Can you help me?

  • What do I need to do to get well?
  • What do I need to do to stay well?
  • How much is it going to cost to get well?

In the event that we cannot offer the best and most efficient treatment for your condition, Dr. Perkins and his staff will make sure that we get you to someone who can help you.


Patients will generally be treated on the initial visit. This treatment may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy modalities, and/or soft tissue therapies. All of our treatment is interactive with you so you can express any questions you may have and we can ensure you are fully comfortable with the treatment you are receiving.