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.
In addition to the patient forms we may also need some information from you.
Please bring the following documentation with you to your first visit:
- Photo ID.
- If you are enrolled in a Health Insurance Plan, we will need a copy of your Member Card.
- If you are seeking treatment for injuries sustained from an Automobile Accident or Personal Injury; please bring any documentation regarding the accident including, Police Report, Claim Number, Automobile Insurance Card and contact information
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Eric Lajiness to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Eric Lajiness to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Eric Lajiness 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 take X-rays as well. X-rays 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.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, it may be beneficial for you to receive your first treatment. 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.
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 alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
AT YOUR FOLLOW-UP VISIT:
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Eric Lajiness 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. Eric Lajiness will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Eric Lajiness will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.