Patients visiting Pinnacle Family Chiropractic for the first time are often curious as to what the process is, and what to expect on their first chiropractic visit. Learn what to expect, and read a step-by-step process regarding what you will experience on your first visit to Dr. Chris Buccieri at Pinnacle Family Chiropractic serving Wilmington, NC.

New Member Application

We ask all of our new patients to complete a new member application as completely as possible. This form includes questions about your health history and gives us an understanding of past trauma and injuries that might be contributing to current health problems.

Tour the Office

When you come in to visit, we’ll take you on a tour of the office, explaining what we do, our methods, how they help and why. This will help you to feel more at home here and develop an understanding of what principled chiropractic is.


Following the tour, you’ll sit down with a team member for a special one-on-one healthcare consult. We will talk about your current issues, past health concerns, goals for recovery, and other healthcare history issues so we can provide the very best healthcare.

Specific, Scientific, Chiropractic Assessment 

At this stage, we will perform a complete and scientific physical examination using advanced technology and methods published and certified by NASA and SPACE. Evaluating your nervous system and muscles allows us to discover where pressure and subluxations might be, and how serious they are.

Diagnostic Imaging

At this point we will take any postural x-rays, or other diagnostic imaging that may be required, so we can more closely examine your skeletal system. This will confirm preliminary diagnoses and allow us to approach adjustment and care with the most detailed information possible.  It also allows us to provide the necessary corrections without guessing with your health.

Plan of Care

Once Dr. Chris Buccieri has completed his review of your assessment, examination and diagnosis, a specialized and customized plan of care will be created that is tailored specifically to your individual needs.

Doctor Report of Findings

On your follow-up visit, we will sit down with you and present a detailed report of our findings. This will include analysis of your diagnostic imaging and the results of your examination. We will also discuss your customized plan of corrective care and payment options moving forward.

The Road to Health

The process of healing is a two-way street, navigated by both Dr. Chris Buccieri and you. In order to experience healthcare improvements, you will need to commit to your appointments and to taking all necessary steps and lifestyle changes needed.

Patience is also essential—while some see improvements right away, others take more time. Understand, too, that at first some temporary stiffness and discomfort are normal. These healing sensations are a sign of your body correcting itself as nervous system function is restored.

For more information, contact Dr. Chris Buccieri at Pinnacle Family Chiropractic in Wilmington today!

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