New Patients/First Visit
YOUR FIRST VISIT
The doctor will spend approximately 30 minutes to one hour with each patient in order to determine the precise cause of your problem. During this consultation, a medical case history and examination will be taken and performed. The examination will consist all a regional neurological, chiropractic and orthopedic evaluation. Functional assessment such as gait analysis, posture analysis, muscle testing and functional biomechanics will also be incorporated into the examination. Depending on the patient's condition a radiological examination may be ordered to rule out any pathology or conditions. The physical examination findings and interpretation by the doctor will dictate the treatment protocols. The treatment may consist but is not limited to spinal manipulative therapy, acupuncture, self treatment advice, therapeutic modalities, nutritional recommendations or physical therapy rehab protocols.
YOUR REPORT OF FINDINGS
The doctor will discuss with you your individualized and specific treatment plan. This will serve as an explanation of your condition and what to expect during your recovery. Short and long-term goals will be discussed along with any other questions that may arise.
WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT
Everyone is treated with the best possible approach to his or her problem, whether it is in the office or in conjunction with other healthcare providers. You can be assured that protocol used with each patient are current and proven to work.
WHAT WE EXPECT
We encourage honesty and that all patients want to take their health into their own hands. We expect you to follow the treatment protocols that center for spine care and natural medicine as prescribed, whether it is keeping your appointments, following home exercises/rehabilitation or nutritional support. We as a center can give you the Foundation to recovery, but health is ultimately in the hands of the patient.
Problems do not occur overnight; therefore, pain does not subside overnight. Even though the pain may have abruptly begun, you can be certain that the problem may be chronic in nature. Pain is usually the last symptoms do develop and the first to dissipate.