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. Or upon entering the office, we will have you fill out some brief paperwork to gather general demographic information. Then, our knowledge staff will guide you through our computerized check-in questionnaire to gather more detailed information about your medical history and the symptoms you are seeking treatment for. This information will be automatically available to the provider you have an appointment with.
Once you have completed the paperwork and questionnaire, you will be directed into a private exam room where you will consult with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options.
In order to determine the root of your symptoms, 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. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, we will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you 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, we will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. As a disclaimer, we do not offer manual adjustments of any kind, all adjustments are performed with our I-Q impulse machine.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. 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. Every person is unique, 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 a positive mental state.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
After your visit, our patient care coordinators will be happy to assist you in making follow up appointments based on the doctor’s recommended treatment plan. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 2-3 days of their first treatment and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.