Family Chiropractic Office in Piedmont, Alabama

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Your First Visit

If you are a first time visitor at Family Chiropractic Office, you’ll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.

A bit of paperwork

We will need to fill out forms that provide general information about you and your condition. Our staff is happy to assist you with the paperwork if you need help. We will copy your driver’s license or other identification for security purposes. Also we will copy your insurance card if you have one. You will fill out the health history information and sign a HIPPA privacy form (Dr. Mccurdy will only share your health information with people you specifically write down but does want permission to call you at home, etc.)


During your first consultation with Dr. Mccurdy, you’ll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You will also learn about potential treatment options.
History and examination
In order to pinpoint the problem, Dr. Mccurdy will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.


Your specific condition may or may not require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Same-day treatment

Patients will generally undergo their first adjustment on their first visit after the exam and x-rays are completed.
Home instructions
Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or exercises to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications as well as the avoidance of certain activities or positions.


It is a spinal adjustment with an Impulse IQ instrument. The Impulse instrument delivers a CONTROLLED, LIGHT AND FAST thrust without undue strain to the patient. The thrust delivered by the instrument is so quick that it accelerates ahead of the body’s own tendency to tighten up and resist the thrust of an adjustment.

Because of the accuracy and controlled light force, Impulse adjustments are suitable and comfortable for all types of patients, ranging from pregnant women, babies and children, to athletes and senior citizens.


Dr. Mccurdy uses the Impulse IQ instrument to adjust the body. This instrument moves several hundred times faster than your hands ever could. This allows for an adjustment with low force and high speed. You will NOT hear a “pop” or a “crack”, but this is the same chiropractic adjustment many of you have had in the past … just a different way to move the bones.

Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to healing and wellness. Chiropractic care restores health and prevents injury by improving the structural integrity of the body, primarily the spine. The brain communicates with the rest of the body via the spinal cord and nervous system. When functioning perfectly this communication is uninterrupted, and the messages go to and from the brain without interference.

Addressing the Root of the Problem…

The nervous system serves as the body’s wiring. If this wiring is inhibited, the signal does not reach the intended body part, and illness may result. Such interferences can manifest anywhere along your spine. Pain in your arm or hand may actually be caused by a problem in your neck, where the nerves connecting to the hand originate. A qualified chiropractor can examine the spine for interferences and remove them through controlled techniques.

Established Practice…

According to the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, chiropractic care focuses on the relationship of structure and function (as coordinated by the nervous system), and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of your health. Qualified chiropractors are professional medical practitioners, delivering long-term care at a fraction of the cost of drug treatments and surgery.