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. Kevin Prime to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Kevin Prime to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Kevin Prime 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Kevin Prime 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. Kevin Prime will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Kevin Prime 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 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.
What should I expect at my first visit?
There are many misconceptions about chiropractic care in general. Your first visit is all about getting to know you as an individual and tailor a specific plan of care based on your personal needs! You will be asked to fill out a short life history so the doctor can become more familiar with you and your background. The new patient intake form can be downloaded for your convenience and brought with you to your first visit. A short introduction to chiropractic care will follow the paperwork.
The consultation is next! After a brief explanation of chiropractic care, a consultation and history will be taken on any complaints you may have. From the information, Dr. Prime will be able to design a care plan that is unique to you and your personal goals for care.
A neuro-spinal examination will then be performed to evaluate the specific problem and determine how your body is functioning. No adjustment will be given until we are sure we can help you!
After obtaining information from the examination, specific adjustments will be made to the areas found by the doctor.
Dr. Prime is skilled in utilizing many chiropractic techniques, so he will be able to use techniques that work the best for you!