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Columbia City Chiropractors :: Your First Visit

New patient filling out paperwork

Our new patient forms can be downloaded and completed in the convenience of your own home.

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out, unless you have already downloaded it from this web site. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Consultation

We utilize the initial consultation to get to know each other.

We Listen

During a brief conversation and review of your health history, we try to determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic care. We’ll ask a few questions and do a lot of listening.

A Partnership

The consultation also gives you an opportunity to tour our office, interview Drs. Lori and Jamie and learn a bit more about chiropractic. Since ours is a partnership approach to better health, it’s important that you’re comfortable with the personalities, procedures and policies of our office. The consultation is a great way to find that out.

The Next Step

If we don’t think we can help, we’ll tell you. If we think we can help, and you agree, we can usually proceed to the next step, which is a thorough examination. Our patients appreciate the fact that we explain everything in advance!

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent. We will also determine if for any reason you will need a Referral to a medical specialist, or other health care provider that can better assist you with your condition.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. All x-rays taken are also sent to a radiologist for further evaluation.

Dr. Lori adjusting patient

Dr. Lori adjusting patient

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments (*The specific chiropractic technique to be utilized is dependent upon patient condition.), physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions; avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Visit

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.