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. Spencer Wade to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Spencer Wade to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Spencer Wade will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your posture and function. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, flexibility, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us analyze your posture in great detail and alert you to any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close, as they realize how the shape of their posture is causing their symptoms.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Spencer Wade 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, Dr. Spencer Wade will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Spencer Wade will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
Because Dr. Wade needs time to review your case and see if you qualify for care, this visit usually takes place on a subsequent day.
Upon reviewing your case, Dr. Wade will determine if you need to be adjusted on your first visit. 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.
Through the course of you chiropractic care, the doctor 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 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.