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 the Chiropractic Physician of your choice to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. James LeFever or Dr. David Light to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, if you would like to proceed with further evaluation, your Chiropractic Physician will perform a complete chiropractic examination including other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. However, nothing will be administered in our office without your consent.
If necessary, x-rays will be taken. X-rays can 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 subluxations, or misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, either Dr. LeFever or Dr. Light may send you home to study, develop, and analyze the information. On your follow-up appointment, your Chiropractic Physician 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, our Chirpractic Physicians will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. LeFever and/or Dr. Light will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. This procedure can be done on the same day if enough time is available to complete.
At the conclusion of the report, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include a spinal adjustment and/or muscle therapy. Since treatment is painless and specific, you will only feel a light touch, similar to a doctor taking your pulse.
Prior to leaving, either Dr. LeFever or Dr. Light will 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, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires specific recommendations customized to their needs. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve and maintain structural, functional, chemical, and mental balance which includes proper spinal alignment, a healthy diet, exercise, and maintaining a positive mental state.