Response to ""Cookie202:"" Every patient has a reason / symptom(s) for seeking a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). It may be pain, numbness, tightness, or discomfort of any kind, very commonly from a trauma such as a car accident. Every patient has a reason for seeking a new DC--either they weren't a good fit, or weren't addressing/ finding the problem, etc. If someone hasn't been adjusted in a long time (or perhaps the area has never been adjusted & has needed it all that time) it can be a bit painful when finally adjusted, & there can be muscle soreness after. In summary, soreness can be expected/ normal when a long-standing ""locked up"" area of the spine is adjusted & therefore suddenly moving again.
I work neurologically, doing a lot of neurological myotome testing (testing & treating the motor portion of the nerves) & testing of muscles to see if they are ""firing"" correctly, or have been ""shut down"" by an injury. ""I will know more on the 2nd visit"" means I will retest all the positive findings from the 1st visit to see if the response will be fast (everything stayed working), average, or slow (I have to re-treat most every positive finding again).
In my office, I do a lot of physical therapy (PT) modalities (ultrasound, flexion-distraction, electric muscle stimulation, intersegmental traction, hot/cold therapy, myofascial release, inversion). My office visits are very PT-intensive, because I like people to hold their adjustments as fast as possible, & to feel better faster. Further, the 1st visit is 1 hour with the doctor (rare in Chiropractic) & at least 30 minutes of PT (also rare in Chiropractic). Subsequent visits are 30 minutes with the doctor (again, rare in Chiropractic), and at least 30 minutes of PT modalities. If you have ever been to a PT center, they do less & charge a lot more for these same PT modalities.
I report all Chiropractic & PT treatment that was done on every patient, & the insurance companies CHOOSE what they pay for/ apply to the patient's deductible. If the deductible is not met, patients are charged the ""at the time of service discount fee""--the charge that a patient without insurance coverage would pay--so as not to financially penalize the patient who has not met their insurance deductible. Whatever the insurance company does not pay for, my office writes that amount off--therefore, a LOT is written off. If an insurance company will only pay for certain PT modalities, all patients will still receive all the PT modalities, regardless--because it's about getting the patient better as fast as possible.
I am sorry I did not see your post a lot sooner to be able to respond to it. If you were in spasms, we would have gotten you back into the office immediately to stop them & re-treat the issues / complaints you came in for. I am sorry it did not work out for you in this office, & wish you the best with your new doctor.