Our new patient paperwork is available to download and print on this site. Having it completely filled out upon entering the office will allow you to spend most of your appointment time with the doctor. If you are unable to finish the paperwork prior to your appointment, please arrive 30 minutes early to do so. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
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.
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 take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. By taking these x-rays in a standing or weight-bearing position, the various normal and abnormal curves of the spine can be seen as well as the severity of changes in joints.
The chiropractor can also evaluate the general health of your bones; determine whether or not you have any congenital anomalies (unusual shapes to your bones from birth), fractures, dislocations, arthritic conditions, infections of the bones, or any other condition that might significantly alter the plan of treatment.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will, in most cases, be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
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 if this was not done at the initial visit. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.