Your First Chiropractic Visit
FIRST - THE FORMS
On your first visit to Kura Chiropractic, we set up your chart, record any insurance information, and ask you to complete our new patient health history form located in the New Patient Center. You may opt to fill this form out online before your first visit.
The information you provide will help us to evaluate your condition and devise the best plan for your recovery.
NEXT - A CONSULTATION
At the initial consultation with Dr.. Douglas Fredman you will discuss what brought you to seek chiropractic treatment. Based upon your responses on the forms, you may discuss other health-related problems
Dr. Douglas Fredman will inform you of potential treatment options, and address your concerns. You'll be told what to expect from the course of your treatment, your responsibilities in your recovery, and approximately how long to expect treatment to continue.
Dr. Douglas Fredman will perform a complete chiropractic examination. The testing includes evaluation of your reflexes, flexibility, posture, areas of soreness and achiness, and nerve sensitivity through a battery of standardized orthopedic, postural, neurological, and physical tests.
Certain conditions may indicate the need for x-ray radiography to better assess the condition of the vertebrae, spinal discs, nerve impingement, stenosis, degeneration or arthritic changes. We do not perform radiography in this office. We will refer you to a local radiographer that accepts your insurance plan. Radiography results usually have quick turn around, and we'll be able to return to our office soon to see the results and discuss the meaning of what we find.
X-rays alert us of any serious spinal conditions you may have, and help us to develop the best treatment plan for you.
THE FINDINGS REPORT
In this discussion between the new patient and Dr. Douglas Fredman, the plan for treatment will be set.
The doctor will give his recommendations, which may include chiropractic treatment, exercise, physical therapy, and perhaps other therapies
if your condition requires care with other providers, Dr. Douglas Fredman will suggest and provide contact information for you to seek diagnosis or alternate treatment.
At the conclusion of the initial examination and consultation, you have the opportunity to start your course of chiropractic treatment as agreed upon. Treatments may include:
- Spinal Adjustments
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Traction Therapy
- STIM therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Soft Tissue Massage
Any treatment is optional, so you can decline any treatment at any time.
AFTER YOUR FIRST VISIT
Our goal is your overall wellness, and we wish to see you recovered as quickly as possible.
The doctor will likely assign some therapies or exercises for you to do at home before your next visit. These might include:
- Ice Application
- Heat Application
- Positions to Avoid
- Activities to Avoid
- Dietary Changes
The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, physical comfort, full mobility, and a positive mental state.