Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out, unless you have already downloaded it from the web site. The paper work provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
We utilize the initial consultation to get to know each other.
During a brief conversation and review of your health history, we try to determined if you're a good candidate for chiropractic care. We'll ask a few questions and do a lot of listening.
The Next Step
If we think we can help, and you agree, we can usually proceed to the next step, which is a thorough examination. Our patients appreciate the fact that we explain everything in advance.
History and Examination
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 which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to send you out for x-rays to rule out more serious conditions or assist in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. All x-rays taken are also reviewed by a radiologist for further evaluation.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during the same visit.
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; stretches or posture exercises.
Schedule Your Next Visit
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your followup visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete report of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.