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. Scott Evanter to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Evanter to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Evanter 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.
X-rays of the spine are typically taken on most patients, except pregnant women and young children. Measurements on the x-rays are then calculated so that precise light-force directional adjustments of the vertebrae are cautiously performed.
Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
An x-ray unit is located in the office so that the initial office visit is a convenient experience.
Special precautionary measures are taken to minimize your x-ray exposure
- only necessary views are taken
- latest up to date equipment is used
- regular government inspections
- sensitive high-speed film is used
- highly accurate electronic timing
- luminescent screens amplify images
- filters and collimations limit beam
- shields protect sensitive body parts
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Evanter 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. Evanter will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Evanter 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.