New Patients

Welcome to Connell Chiropractic! In our inviting practice environment, you’ll be greeted with a smile or a friendly hello; you’ll quickly know that you’re in a different kind of healthcare practice—one that’s warm, not clinical.

The First Visit

First, we will have you complete some new patient paperwork.  The front desk person will review your insurance coverage with you.  Note: The greater detail written on the paperwork about what has brought you into the office helps speed up the exam process.  Then you will be taken back into the exam room usually by Dr. Connell himself.   He will ask you what he can do for you today and for you to “tell him the story” of what happened that has brought you in to the office.

He wants you to tell him what’s bothering you the most and what’s important to you. Then he will do a full exam of your balance and structural integrity to determine where the problem is coming from. Most  of the information he needs will be found in this exam.

If more information is needed through imaging he will send you to get x-rays or an MRI.  If no imaging is needed, he will provide a relief treatment. “The word Chiropractic means to ‘work with your hands’.  Talk is cheap so I will roll up my sleeves and do my best to help you feel better today.”

Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete paperwork and up to 15-20 minutes meeting with Dr. Connell.  The total time for this initial appointment is usually around 30 to 45 minutes.

The Second Visit

At this appointment, Dr. Connell will continue to communicate what chiropractors do and will determine your ideal course of care, depending on the severity of your condition.  After you meet with him and receive your 2nd treatment feel free to ask any questions you might have.

Please allow around thirty minutes for this appointment.

The New Patient Journey

Crisis Care
Everyone starts here, our job during this period is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.

Rehabilitative Care
During this phase we need you to exercise and stretch every day. I’ll need your help during this phase to retrain the body on how to move correctly.

Wellness Care
Regular adjustments will keep you out of Crisis Care, stop the arthritic process associated with spinal problems and give you the energy and drive to do more than ever.

Regardless of what Dr. Connell recommends he always tells patients that there’s a Plan A and a Plan B. It’s your job to choose which plan fits your schedule and budget, which ever plan you choose he will be there to support you.

Regular Visits

These visits are brief at 15-20 minutes from door to door. You will first do massage, ice/heat, followed by a full spine chiropractic adjustment plus an adjustment to the extremities depending on your condition.

Contact our Lugoff practice today to book a same-day appointment!