Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. This intake form will provide the doctor with general information about your medical history and condition.
Once you have completed the intake forms, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options.
History and Examination
To determine what is causing your symptoms, the doctor will ask you questions about your condition. Next, the doctor will perform a thorough spinal and nervous system exam, including "Palpation." Essentially, palpation is checking your spine by hand. With this exam, the doctor can feel areas of your spine susceptible to subluxation problems.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. However, there are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients, like expecting mothers, most children, and other situations.
Report of Findings
The doctor will explain your x-rays in detail at your Report of Findings appointment. This visit is the most essential because it is where the doctor will go over your x-rays and will discuss treatment recommendations based on the findings.