Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. The doctor will let you know at that time if he will be able to help you.
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 areas are affected and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays or MRIs to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. As a doctor of chiropractic, we can order those for you thru your insurance company if needed.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include physical therapies, stretching, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Patient home exercises
If you are unsure of your insurance, email or fax a copy of your insurance card with your birth date and we will call you within a day with your insurance details. Or, bring your insurance card to the office with your first appointment.
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, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time. We do have plenty of evening hours for those who work during the day.