What to expect on your first visit
New patients often remark how relaxed our office is. That’s good, because our goal is to offer state-of-the-art spinal care in a comfortable surrounding.
Make Yourself at Home – You’ll find plenty of free onsite parking. You’ll be greeted by name when you enter our office and given a short tour to get you acquainted with our facilities.Overview and introduction to our practice, brief physical/orthopedic/neurological exam, sEMG scan, and x-ray referral (if needed). 45minutes
We Explain Everything First – The purpose of your consultation with the doctor is to discuss your health goals and see if spinal care is likely to help you. If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem.
On your second visit
After we study your health history and correlate our examination findings, we’ll make recommendations designed to help you get healthy and stay healthy. We call this the Report of Findings. This is usually attended to on your second visit, which may be later the same day or the following day. This two-visit approach accomplishes several things:
- Reduces the length of your first visit
- Gives us time to correlate our findings
- Avoids overloading you with too much information
In certain situations, and in the professional judgment of our doctors, we sometimes make exceptions. It just depends on your unique situation.
On your regular visits
After the investment of time needed on the first and second visits, many patients become concerned that every visit will be of equal length. No need to worry as a typical office visit may require just five to 10 minutes. But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up the condition of your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way.
Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Missed visits can interfere with the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.We recognize your time is valuable. So we do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.