1. Patient Form
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our Patient Forms. These can be completed prior to your arrival or on your first visit. Please come in 15 minutes before if you are planning to complete patient forms on your first visit. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with a doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your range of motion, muscle strength, reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.
4. Imaging studies
Depending on your specific condition, we may refer you to X-rays or MRI. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can understand their body structure and degeneration themselves.
5. Report of Findings
Once all examinations have been performed and the doctor has studied the results, you will receive a report of findings from your doctor. Usually, this will occur at your second visit. During this report the doctor will thoroughly explain his findings as well as offer recommendations and treatment options. The purpose of this report is not to tell you what to do, but rather to educate you about your spinal health and assist you in making an informed decision about your health care needs.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, the doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Our doctors will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs
Depending on the complexity and severity of your case, adjustments may or may not be done at the conclusion of this initial appointment. You and the doctor will have an opportunity to discuss this option. Remember, nothing is done without your consent.
Care may include spinal adjustments, Acupuncture, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Care is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
7. Recommendation and Homework
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a recommendation, advice and homework to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Please bring comfortable cloth for treatment.