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. Gary Miller to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Gary Miller to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Gary Miller 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, we may require additional diagnostic testing such as X-rays or MRIs. These tests 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 spine up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Gary Miller 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 diagnostic imaging, Dr. Gary Miller will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Gary Miller will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This will include spinal adjustments and supportive therapy which may include ultra sound, electric muscle stimulation, low level laser therapy, and/or trigger point therapy. Treatment is interactive, so we welcome your feedback to maximize the effectiveness of your care.
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.