First Visit

Brief Paperwork:


Upon entering the office, we have some important paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. This information helps us make a diagnosis and provide you with the appropriate treatment for your particular problem.

If you have health insurance, please bring a copy of your insurance card with you so that we can verify your coverage.


Consultation:


Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.


History & Examination:


In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which areas are affected and to what extent.

Special Neurological Examinations are also utilized at times to help us learn more about your health problems, and how we can help you on a deeper level, to improve core health.


X-Ray Studies:


Your specific condition may require us to take X-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. If a significant soft tissue injury is suspected we may perform a Diagnostic Ultrasound study to see the extent of the injury.


Nutritional Counseling:


Your nutritional needs can be met and questions answered after a nutritional exam performed by Dr. Claudette Nassoor- Satnick. We can help you make nutritional choices that will enable you to become healthier. We will make dietary and lifestyle recommendations, as well as provide classes on a variety of health care topics.


Review of Findings:


Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, The Doctor will review the gathered information, reach a working diagnosis, and design a treatment plan designed to correct the cause of your problem.

On your next visit the Doctor will review the findings from your exam and x-ray's with you so that you understand your problem and your treatment options. Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this report of findings visit.


Treatment:


Chiropractic treatment primarily consists of spinal adjustments to correct Vertebral Subluxations.

A subluxation is a condition where the joints of the body have restricted movement. This condition can result in irritation, swelling, and a reduction in the sensory nerve flow from the mechanoreceptors, (located in the facet joints of the spine) to the brain. If left untreated over long periods of time this can lead to more serious conditions and joint degeneration.

Extremity adjustments are used to correct Subluxations of other joints of the body as well.

Physical therapy modalities are special services that include interferential therapy, intersegmental traction, flexion distraction, diathermy, hydrocollator packs, and trigger point therapy. These are used for soft tissue injuries, including disc injuries, inflammation, spasm, and fixations.

Chiropractic Neurology treatments are special services that may be performed if you are found upon Neurological exam to be suffering from a neurological deficit we call hemisphericity. This deficit if present is usually caused by a non-ablative lesion in the brain that occurs due to a lack of afferent or sensory stimulation to one hemisphere of the brain. As a result one hemisphere of the brain functions at a sub optimal level when compared to the other hemisphere. We look at a variety of neurological signs when looking for hemisphericity This condition can cause a myriad of symptoms, the malfunction of certain systems in our bodies and can lead to more serious illnesses. If this situation is discovered, special services must be performed and a specific protocol of treatment must be followed in order to improve neurological function thereby restoring maximal health and brain function.

Exercise rehabilitation is a special service that includes specific exercises to target those muscles that support the injured regions of the spine. Also, the patient performs proprioceptive stimulating exercises on a wobble board, which stimulates and improves postural muscle balance.


Home Instructions:


Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.


Schedule Your Next Appointment:


You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visits. Generally speaking, To maximize benefits from treatment, patients begin a treatment program designed to correct the Vertebral Subluxation complexes that are discovered. Often rehabilitative exercises are utilized to help strengthen the injured regions thereby making corrections more stable. Then you can begin a natural, drug free approach to regain your health.