New Patient Center - What to Expect When Starting Chiropractic
Consultation/Exam/Report of Findings/Chiropractic Care
When you first come into our office Dr. Ghessi will have a consultation with you. If he feels that he can help you, he will do a complete chiropractic exam.
In order to make your first visit to our office as efficient for you as possible, we ask that you fill out some new patient information that will be sent via email (if you don't have an email address, you can fill out a paper version at the office by arriving 15 minutes early). Don’t worry, your information will remain secure. When you are ready, contact us to set up a consultation or your first exam.
* also we accept most insurance plans...please bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment.
Our Intake Process For New Patients
We have a 3 visit intake process for all New Patients. Within these 3 chiropractic visits Dr. Ghessi will be evaluating your spine and body's overall condition, as well as it's capacity to heal. We do not take 1 time visits, because we know that in order to make the corrections that the body needs, it is important to fully evaluate and provide more than a "quick fix". We want your body to not only feel better, but to function better so you can heal what is causing your problems at the core.
Continue reading to understand our 3 visit intake process.
The First Visit
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Ghessi to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Ghessi to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals
After your consultation, the doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
You will also receive your first chiropractic adjustment at this visit so we can start the process of healing the body and spine right away.
On your 2nd and 3rd Visit
Your Second Visit- will consist of an Assessment of Your Spine and a Chiropractic Adjustment
Your 3rd Visit -will consist of a Chiropractic Adjustment, Report of Findings and Chiropractic Treatment Plan
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Ghessi will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
Can you help me?
What do you recommend that I do to get better?
How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, the doctor will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Ghessi believes he can help you, he will recommend the appropriate treatment plan that will help you recover and heal in the future. It is important that patients adhere to the Dr.'s recommendations and complete the treatment as outlined.
Continuing Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care is most effective over time – certain spinal changes have to happen in a particular order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. To ensure quality outcomes, chiropractic care is a progression toward better health. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. Those who adhere to their plan of care benefit the most. Keeping the care plan Dr. Ghessi gives you is critical to short term relief, and long-term results.
There are 3 Phases of Chiropractic Care:
Phase 1 - Relief Care - If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. This period of care brings you back to a baseline of functioning and relief, but correction of the deeper problems is not yet complete.
Phase 2 - Stabilization Care - During this phase, the spine, joints, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. Long-term correction is achieved in this phase.
Phase 3 - Maintenance and Wellness Care - Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future.