Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a family member. Next, we request that you complete our patient forms in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, your doctor will consult with you to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for your doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility; if needed, they may do other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will also be performed; however, they won't do it office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us of any severe spinal conditions. In addition, most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and your doctor has completed your exam, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions, including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in for an appointment?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history and goals and examining your spine and X-rays, your doctor will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Finally, your doctor will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
After this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment, which may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive so that you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Before leaving, your doctor will suggest a wellness program incorporating outside treatment. For example, 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 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.