Upon entering our office, you will be welcomed as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center or arrive 20 minutes early to complete them in our reception. This paperwork is comprehensive as we are very thorough in our wellness approach. It will provide us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of the doctors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is essential for them to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how their services can meet your goals. If you are not sure if we are the right solution for you, we offer a complimentary 15 minute discovery session in person or over the phone!
After your consultation, a complete chiropractic examination will be performed which includes necessary testing for your complaint. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
X-Ray Studies and Other Special Imaging
Depending on your specific condition and how the examination goes, we may refer you for imaging. X-rays and other special imaging helps 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 even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, the doctor will give you a report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays if performed, our doctors will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. They will recommend the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program 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 coaching and guidance on lifestyle, diet and/or exercise, you may be referred for a functional medicine/lifestyle consultation. This is where you will develop the healthy habits and routines to maintain the improvement from the chiropractic care, minimize relapses and potentially resolve other health issues which could be bothering you. Please visit our functional medicine page under "Other Services" for details. 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.