Upon entering Minges Creek Chiropractic, our Chiropractic Assistants will welcome you as a new member of our practice. We will ask 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. Douglas Gordon to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Gordon to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Gordon will perform a complete chiropractic examination. This examination will consist of any neurological, orthopedic, and postural tests that help Dr. Gordon determine the health of your spine and nervous system.
Not every patient needs to have X-rays to receive chiropractic care. Depending on your specific condition and concerns, X-rays may be necessary. Your X-rays will help Dr. Gordon develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert him 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Douglas Gordon will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions you may have, including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- How much will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine, X-rays, and other relevant tests, Dr. Gordon will discuss his recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Gordon will only provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. Most importantly, your treatment plan will be specifically tailored toward your concerns and will include regular re-evaluations in order to determine your progress.
At the conclusion of your report of finding, you will receive your first treatment. Dr. Gordon will recommend the type of chiropractic adjustments that he believes will deliver the best results in the shortest amount of time. Remember: Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Throughout your treatment plan, the Dr. Gordon may 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. Our team will work with you 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 optimal spinal alignment, practice a healthy diet and lifestyle, and maintain a positive mental state.