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Understanding Your First Appointment With Our Burbank Chiropractor

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Understanding Your First Appointment With Our Burbank Chiropractor

Burbank patient having their first chiropractic appointment in Burbank

Have you decided that it may be time to bring your pain, functional challenge, or other health issue to our Burbank chiropractor at Allied Pain and Wellness? You're definitely doing the right thing by looking into the underlying causes and possible solutions for your symptoms. Even so, you may find yourself hesitating simply because you're not sure what to expect from that first visit -- especially if you've never seen a chiropractor before.

But once you have a better idea of how an initial consultation works and how we can help you get started on the road to recovery, you're likely to breathe a sigh of relief. So let's take a look at what you can expect to experience at your first chiropractic visit with Dr. Simian in Burbank, CA.

Initial Health History Evaluation

Just as any chiropractic office must gather some critical information before proceeding with evaluation or treatment, our Burbank chiropractor, Dr. Simian, must know some basic facts about you. Intake forms may be a fact of life when you're seeking treatment, but the good news is that we've made this process easier for you. Simply go to our Online Forms page and download the necessary documentation so you can complete the forms at home instead of spending extra time filling them out in our waiting room.

Patient History and Symptoms

Once you've provided that key data and been directed to consultation room, it's time for your first in-person chat with our Burbank chiropractor. We'll be asking you about your medical history, the type of work you do, and what activities you regularly pursue. You'll also have a chance to describe your symptoms to us, including:

  • How intense your symptoms are
  • What motions make your symptoms better or worse
  • How long you've been experiencing your symptoms
  • Whether your symptoms directly followed a specific event such as an accident At the same time, our chiropractor in Burbank will perform a careful, thorough physical examination to help discover the origin point of your problem. X-rays are commonly used to check for any abnormalities or injuries to the spinal structures.

We may also evaluate your posture, stance, gait, muscle strength, and range of motion. More general health checks collect basic data such as blood pressure, respiration, pulse, weight and height.

Once we have gathered all of this information, our chiropractor in Burbank can make a diagnosis and discuss treatment options with you. Dr. Simian will explain exactly why your symptoms and/or condition is occurring, which treatment options make the most sense for your specific needs, and whether we might need to refer you to outside specialists for any services we don't offer here. You're welcome to ask any questions you may have about the treatment sessions, costs, and anticipated length of your treatment program.

Common Treatment Techniques and Therapies

Whether you decide to proceed with your first treatment at this initial visit is entirely up to you. (If you're in serious pain, you may be more than happy to do so!) You may be asked to sit or lie down on our treatment table to receive chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments, which are most commonly performed by hand, may cause you to hear popping or cracking noises -- but this is a harmless side effect that actually indicates that your joints are being moved back into their correct position. The chiropractic adjustment isn't the only technique you may receive in your first visit to Allied Pain and Wellness. Depending on your specific condition, we may also administer:

  • Compression therapy to enhance circulation and reduce swelling in soft tissues
  • Graston technique, is an instrument-assisted treatment that breaks up internal scar tissue
  • Massage, myofascial release, or exercises to stretch and relax tight muscles At the end of your first visit, we will provide you with a recommended treatment plan incorporating whichever therapies are best suited to restore your comfort and function. Ready to Schedule That Appointment With Our Chiropractor in Burbank? Now that you know what to expect from your first visit, it's time to schedule that appointment with our chiropractor in Burbank. Call (818) 688-2275 today!****
Dr. Shahen Simian
Dr. Shahen Simian is your local Burbank chiropractor. Over the years, Dr. Simian has placed great emphasis on his patients over wellness and also looks at the short term care some of his patients need. As a chiropractor, Dr. Simian has seen that ailments such as neck pain, back pain, and headaches need quick and effective treatments so you can continue your life pain free.
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    Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
    Sunday: Closed

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    1209 N Hollywood Way #200
    Burbank, CA 91505
    Phone: (818)-688-2275
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    Allied Pain and Wellness

    1209 N Hollywood Way #200
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Phone: (818)-688-2275

    office hours

    Monday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Tuesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Thursday: Closed
    Friday: 8:00am-7:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm
    Sunday: Closed

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