Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about you and your condition.
Our first goal is to put you at ease! Once we’ve done that, and after the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized but gentle tests, including orthopedic, neurologic and chiropractic tests, will be performed to determine the nature and extent of your condition. This will help us arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
While never taken routinely, your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the consultation, examination and X-rays (if indicated), patients may be treated during the same visit depending on their condition. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies and/or nutritional support.
Our office maintains excellent working relationships with the medical community of San Diego. If the doctor feels your condition warrants traditional medical treatment rather than or in conjunction with chiropractic care, we will handle your medical referral including the forwarding of appropriate paperwork.
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, certain activities or positions you should avoid, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are next seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time. We’ll do our best to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision. As always, if we think we can help, we’ll tell you. If we don’t think we can help, we’ll do our best to help you find someone who can!