Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient intake paperwork (located in the New Patient Center) if you did not do so already. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Michael Lenarz or Dr. Aixa Santos to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit allows us to learn more about you, your condition, and your expectations to determine how chiropractic care can help you meet your goals.
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination to assess your neurological and orthopedic functioning. Your comfort during the examination is of utmost importance. We take care to explain each test and gain your consent prior to performing it, and we invite you to let us know if anything makes you uncomfortable.
In most cases, we take x-rays of the neck using state-of-the-art CBCT technology. This technology delivers a fraction of the radiation dosage of standard x-ray machines, while offering 3-dimensional images of the vertebrae and their respective positions. These images help us to custom-design an adjustment tailored to your specific misalignment pattern, as well as your treatment plan. Most people are amazed to see their X-rays up close and can often identify misalignments and other abnormalities themselves.
Your Second Visit
Report of Findings
After your first visit, the doctor will take some time to analyze the results of your assessment. On your second visit, the doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions, which commonly include:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
The doctor will discuss their recommendations with you as to the most suited treatment program, the frequency and duration of visits, and the fee structure. They will discuss with you the extent to which upper cervical chiropractic is likely to help, and whether your condition may require care with other providers.
Following your Report of Findings, you will receive your first adjustment. The doctor will perform a Blair Upper Cervical adjustment, a specific, gentle adjustment of the upper neck using the palm of the hand, while you relax comfortably on a drop table. Following your adjustment, and any other treatment provided, you will rest in the clinic’s resting area for at least 20 minutes. A brief rest time following each cervical adjustment helps to ensure that the bones hold their proper alignment for as long as possible, so that you get better with less adjusting. To complete your second visit experience, the doctor will perform a brief re-examination following your rest.