Upon entering our office, our receptionist 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 Dan George to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dan George to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dan George will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, one of our doctors will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Dan George or Dr. Dallas George will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If our doctors believe you are a candidate for chiropractic care, they will recommend treatment.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.