Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, our receptionist willwelcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete ourpatient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with our doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Ed to learn more about you, your condition, andexpectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothingwill be done in our officewithout your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us developthe most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us ofany 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 collectedand examinations are performed, the doctor 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?
- Whatwillmy treatmentcost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, then we will discuss recommendations and notify you ifyour conditionrequires care with other providers. You will be provided with the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initialappointment, you can choose toexperience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, soyou can express concerns about the different styles of treatmentanytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest awellness programto 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 acustomized wellness plan. The purposeof our wellness program is for youto achieve good spinal alignment, have ahealthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state