During your first few visits at our clinic, the doctor will complete a thorough examination that will include:
To properly diagnose your problem and design a treatment program, we will need to know about any of the following:
When applicable, bring with you any copies of previous tests (for example, MRI or X-ray reports), lab results, and a list of any medications you are taking, including over-the-counter medications, nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbs, teas, and homeopathic and/or naturopathic substances. You should share with us your family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous & current health providers (and any treatments).
However, if needed, the doctors will refer/recommend you to another diagnostic facility to obtain more detailed diagnostic testing evaluations/findings.
If the doctor determines that your condition would be more appropriately treated by another health care professional, then they will make the proper referral. Your treatment plan may also involve collaborative care with other health care providers, such as your primary care physician, a physical therapist, or a neurologist. In many cases, such as those involving lower-back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary treatment method. When other medical conditions do exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal problems associated with the condition.
The extent and duration of the each patient’s specific problem(s) coupled with the hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment may require numerous visits. However, we will tell you how long you can expect the treatment to last. You will also receive instructions on certain activities or procedures to conduct at home/work. This may include ice or heat application, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.