What To Expect?
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. If you have not already filled out the forms from the web site, we will request that you complete our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. David Pearson to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Pearson to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After taking a complete case history to review important aspects of your health, a thorough examination will be conducted.
You will be asked to turn and bend, your posture will be checked, your reflexes and muscle strength will be tested, and other orthopedic and neurological tests maybe performed. These tests are designed to show any areas of your spine that may be causing problems.
Based on your examination findings, X-rays or other types of diagnostic imaging may be necessary. These images can help reveal pathologies, document the history of your spinal health, and guide Dr. Pearson in creating a care program based on your unique spinal condition. Today's high-tech equipment and ultra-sensitive films help minimize your exposure.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Pearson 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, Dr. Pearson will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Pearson will provide the best treatment program for your needs.
When you consult this office you are entering into a unique partnership. Your current health is the result of your habits, your thoughts, your actions, and all the circumstances of your life. Little can be done about the past, but we're here to help you with the future.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.