Upon entering our office, our receptionists 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 your chiropractor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed to help your chiropractor learn more about you, your condition, and your expectations in order to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, your chiropractor will perform a complete chiropractic examination which may include a wide range of tests including: flexibility, postural assessment, joint and muscle palpation, as well as other neurological, orthopedic, and physical tests as needed. At the BetterBack clinic, nothing is done without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take Digital X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions you may have. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In many cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Brad Gage 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 can I do at home on my own to get better faster?
- What kinds of treatment(s) could I choose between?
- What will my treatment cost?
Your chiropractor will also notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. We feel that patients get the best results when we work together with the other members of your health care team, including your family doctor.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, spinal decompression therapy, or other treatments.
At your Review of Findings, the doctor will suggest a Home Care program that will complement your in-office program. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, as at home exercises and/or stretches. You will also be given the opportunity to participate in the various workshops and classes we offer (click here for more information!)
If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also 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 good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.