Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with one of our chiropractors to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our chiropractor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, our chiropractor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may order imaging studies including x-ray, MRI scan, or CT scans. These studies help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed to see their imaging studies. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, our chiropractors will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can chiropractic care 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, our chiropractors will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Don, Dr. Dan, or Dr. John will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of your initial appointment, you can choose to receive your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, electromuscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, cold laser therapy, and/or corrective stretching and exercises. Treatment is interactive, and you are encouraged to express concerns or preferences about different styles of treatment at anytime.
As part of your treatment, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to continue your recovery outside of the office. 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. Each person is unique; therefore every wellness plan is customized. The goals of your wellness program are good spinal alignment, a healthy diet, appropriate exercise, and a positive mental state.