Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our clinic . 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 about your specific complaints.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Greg Crawford to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Greg Crawford to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Greg Crawford 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.
Depending on your specific condition and history, we may order X-rays as well. The vast majority of our new patients do not require x-rays. X-rays are most commonly required if you have had a recent trauma. Red flags symptoms such as numbness, weakness and pain shooting down an arm or leg may require x-rays if your condition is not responding to conservative treatment.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Greg Crawford 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, Dr. Greg Crawford will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Greg Crawford will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you will usually receive your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy modalities, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you please ask questions and express any concerns about your treatment at anytime.
Prior to leaving, 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 motion, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.