Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you, and ask you to complete a Confidential Patient Information form.
Next, a trained staff member will begin gathering some preliminary history for the doctor. Once this is completed the doctor will discuss your problems, concerns, and options. During this time the doctor learns about you and your condition, so as to determine whether chiropractic care can meet your goals.
Examination / X-Ray
After your consultation, the doctor will perform the examination needed to determine whether chiropractic is your best option. During this time the doctor will also explain any need for x-ray. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
During this initial visit the doctor may also give you a preliminary chiropractic adjustment to provide you with some initial relief, and determine how well your spine responds to chiropractic care.
The Value of X-Ray
Depending on your specific condition, we may need X-rays 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 even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Your Report of Findings (Usually done during your second visit.)
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examination findings and X-rays Dr. Durbin will give you a detailed report of findings and answer any questions including:
- How we can help you?
- How long will it take?
- What will it cost?
At this time Dr. Durbin will also tell you if he finds that you need referral to other health-care providers.
Treatment and Home Care
At the conclusion of the Report of Findings, when you have decided to begin care, you can receive your first full spinal adjustment. We may also recommend home care that we feel will help you respond more quickly. We encourage you to discuss any aspects of your care at any time.
Dr. Durbin may also discuss your general health with you. . . And recommend ways to evaluate and improve your overall health. Every person is unique; therefore everyone's wellness needs are somewhat different. The purpose of a wellness plan is to help you develop a lifestyle that can provide you with better health, a longer, more productive life, with less need for doctors and drugs. . . All based on your needs and circumstances.