Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, theI will ask you various questions related to your condition, this the most importment part of your visit; it will me an insight to your problem(s) and how to address them. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent and a spinal posture check. We love giving our patients informed information about their health. We want you and your family to be at ease and relaxed during your first visit and future visits.
Your specific condition may require x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. At the end of the examination, we will inform you and your family if x-rays are necessary. We will provide you with a prescription for the necessary x-rays to take to your local Imaging Center. An x-ray is a blue print of your spinal and nervous system.
Your Firtst Adjusment/Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided some home exercise or instructions to help you feel confortable.Once we have reviewed your x-rays with you (this is like a blue print into your health) we will start our first adjustment. This may include spinal adjustments, cold laser therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies or specific range of motion exercise to help reduce your discomfort. The first treatment is usually given either later that day or after your individual report of findings.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.