CHIROPRACTIC - Your first visit
Upon entering our office, our receptionists will welcome you to our clinic. We request that you please download and complete our new chiropractic patient forms before your appointment. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
On the same visit, if you the patient and doctor feel that your condition can be addressed, a full orthopedic and neurologic exam will be preformed. Depending on your specific condition, you may be sent for further diagnostic testing such as x-rays, bone scan, bone density studies, MRI, etc. Nothing will be done in our office without your full consent.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and considering your examination findings, our doctors will discuss treatment recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can decide if the recommended treatment program is for you. You are encouraged to ask questions throughout this whole process as we want the patient to feel confident and be an ‘active’ participant in their healing process and health decisions. If you feel confortable, treatment will begin that day.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come to the office this may include: ice or heat application, activities or positions to avoid and some home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique with different work/life stressors; 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 positive mental state.