On your first visit you will be required to provide us with a complete medical history. After
your history is recorded specific attention will then be given to your presenting complaint.
An orthopaedic examination will be performed to assess the condition of your spine and related
articulations. A neurological examination is performed to assess the integrity and functioning
of your nervous system. If indicated imaging studies including plain x-ray films, CAT scans, or an
MRI may be ordered to further assess your condition. Other diagnostic and laboratory studies may
be ordered as well if needed.
It is at this point that we can then determine the appropriateness of chiropractic treatment for your
condition or if indicated the need for co-management or a referral. Our goal is the resolution of your problem.
Often our patients are referred by other physicians and diagnostic studies may have already been performed. We ask the patient to bring these reports with them on their first visit so that the doctors can review them and avoid having to duplicate any tests. If you do not have test reports please inform our staff of when and where you had the test preformed, and we will retrieve the reports.
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.
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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 areas are affected and to what extent.
Your condition may require us to take plain film x-rays to further assess your spinal condition. An MRI examination may also be indicated to make an accurate diagnosis. Determining the cause of your pain is critical in order to determine the most effective treatment.
When your examination is completed and all necessary diagnostic studies have been performed we can then begin treatment.
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.