Upon entering our office, our receptionist Darcie will welcome you as a new member of our practice. We will request that you complete our new patient forms. This usually takes between 5 and 15 minutes. This forms can also be filled out in advance of your visit. You can download and print them off this website. The 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 Dr.Segal to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr.Segal to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr.Segal will perform a complete chiropractic examination to determine the condition of your spine and to isolate the source of any pain you may have. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
We do not have X-ray equipment on site, but depending on your specific condition, we will refer you out for X-rays if necessary. X-rays may help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Segal will give you a 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. Segal will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Segal will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs and will refer you medical specialists if necessary.
At the conclusion of this initial consultation and evaluation, you can choose to experience your first treatment if it is indicated. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. Dr. Segal can perform different types of treatment and manipulations, including gentle or low-force techniques, so that you are as comfortable as possible.
Prior to leaving, the doctor may suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. 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, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, we 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.