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 Dr. Sanders to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Sanders to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Sanders will perform a complete chiropractic examination. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as needed.. However, nothing will be done in our office without explaining costs and getting your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help determine which of 3 stages your spinal condition is in. Stage 1 is correctable, 2 is manageable or 3 is rreversable. Irreversable conditions are too far gone and we can't help, early conditions are correctable and intermittent and late conditions are manageable. It is important to dertermine the condition of your spine to 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 identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Sanders will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What is the CAUSE of my condition?
- How can you help me?
- How long will it take?
- 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. Sanders will discuss recommendations and inform you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Sanders will tell you what is causing your condition and what needs to be done to stabilize your condition.
At the conclusion of the initial examination, Dr. Sanders will gently adjust you to reduce irritation of nerves using the prone specific method which is very gentle, safe and effective for all ages, even for new born infants. For severley acute patients electro-acupuncture may be used. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. We are here for you and want to make you glad you came in and the person that referred you glad he/she sent you in.
Home Care and Self Improvement
Dr. Sanders will suggest active care 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 stretches and/or exercises. Taking responsibility and doing your part for your own health is important for the fastest response. Getting into healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle is key to longevity with quality of life. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized homecare plan. The purpose of making self improvements is to speed recovery, prevent disease and maintain health. There are five factors to health and longevity: a healthy diet, moderate exercise, a positive mental attitude, sleep/rest and balanced posture.