Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problem and concerns as well as potential treatment options.
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine the extent of your problems and how we may help you.
Your specific condition may require a recommendation for an x-ray examination to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. If so, the doctor will discuss that with you personally.
If after the examination(s) the doctor feels chiropractic is an appropriate treatment for you, you will usually be provided with treatment during this same visit. This may include gentle spinal treatments, physical modalities, and soft-tissue therapies.
Our office works well with the surrounding medical community. If the doctor feels your condition warrants tradition medical treatment or a concurrent referral, he will advise you of his reasons for such a referral.
Patients are given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days of their first appointment to assess their response to our treatments and their home program effectiveness.