The first step for a new Chiropractic patient is to fill in a complete health history form. Old injuries, chronic problems and your present symptoms are recorded. Members of our staff are always available for a complete and thorough discussion. Please complete Patient History and bring to your first visit.
After reviewing your health history, the Doctor will meet with you to discuss your problems and determine how they can be best treated through Chiropractic care. Prospective patients are questioned by the Doctor about how physical strains have affected their health.
You will receive a thorough examination consisting of orthopedic, neurological, physical and Chiropractic tests. Checking the spinal range of motion is a regular part of the physical exam. Subluxations are determined by careful analysis of X-rays, palpation of the soft tissue of the spine, range of motion studies, and tests with instruments.
After the doctor has completed a thorough examination to assess each patient’s condition, they will then decide if X-rays are necessary. Our office uses full length X-rays of the spine while the patient is standing. Standing X-rays show the spine in its natural, weight bearing state. X-rays will allow the doctor to determine if you have arthritis, disc degeneration pathologies, or a condition that may be contradictory to treatment. Our office utilizes the very latest in digital X-ray and radiographic technology, so results are same day.
Report of the Chiropractic Findings
Typically, patients are seen either the following day or two days after their initial exam at a time that is convenient for them. On the second visit, the doctor will review all of the findings of the examination and x-rays with you and explain everything in great detail in order for you to completely understand your specific case. The doctor will also make treatment recommendations that address your needs. Insurance benefit coverage and payment arrangements will also be discussed on this visit so that charges and financial obligations are never a mystery to you. The choice of going through with care is made by you. Following your decision, you will then be provided with your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy or other soft tissue therapies.