What To Expect The First Visit

Patient Forms

formsUpon 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.

If you would like to fill out the required forms before coming to the office you may down load them from the Patient Center page.

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consultation_chiropractorNext, you will have a consultation with Dr. Michael Jacobson to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Michael Jacobson to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

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Chiropratic ExaminationAfter your consultation, Dr. Michael Jacobson will perform a complete chiropractic examination in order to diagnose your specific condition. This may include neurological, orthopedic, postural, and functional range of motion tests in order to determine the source of your chief complaint.

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X-Ray Studies

backxrayDepending on your specific condition, we may request X-rays as well. When appropriate, X-ray studies can help us develop  the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions.

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Report of Findings

findingsOnce the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Michael Jacobson will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays (if ordered), Dr. Jacobson will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   Dr. Jacobson  will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.

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back_handsAt 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.

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Wellness Program

chiropractic wellness programPrior 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.

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