Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient 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 Dr. Ed to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Ed will perform a complete chiropractic examination, testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed, as well as a scan to determine your heart rate, muscle tone, balance and organ and gland control. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Ed may order X-rays to be taken at a local imaging center. X-rays help alert us of any 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 (4th Visit)
Once the information is collected, examinations are performed and Dr. Ed sees how your body responds to adjustments, he 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?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals and examining your spine and X-rays (if needed), Dr. Ed will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Ed will provide the best treatment and wellness program specific for your needs.
At the conclusion of the initial testing and if Dr. Ed deems it safe to adjust you, you will receive your first adjustment. This may also include soft tissue massage. Dr. Ed encourages his patients' treatments to be interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving this initial appointment, the doctor will suggest wellness tips to incorporate outside of chiropractic adjustments. If you are in pain when you first come into our office, those wellness tips may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, Dr. Ed will also work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve proper spinal alignment, have a healthy diet and exercise program and maintain a positive mental state. We look forward to meeting you!