First Visit

Brief Paperwork

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.

Consultation

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. We typically conduct Heart Rate Variability, a surface EMG and Differential thermograph to assess the current function of your spinal nerves. These tests are painless and safe, and do not utilize x-rays or break the skin. Their use is to measure the 90% of our bodies' nerves that serve important functions other than pain, such as the nerves that control our muscles or our organs and glands.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to obtain x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.

Report of Findings

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during their next visit. This may include spinal adjustments, using a range of chiropractic techniques that are appropriate for the individual patient. We offer a range of low-force methods for people of all body types and their own preferences.

Home Instructions

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.