- We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
It is recommended that you arrive at the office fifteen minutes before your appointment time to complete the necessary paperwork.
On the first visit we will help you identify the cause of your problems. A detailed history will be taken that will include your health history, lifestyle, recreational and work related physical activities.
A thorough examination will include a physical, orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examination to determine how you can best be helped. This will determine if your problem is indeed a chiropractic case.
A low dose set of x-ray images may be taken to see any signs of pathology, malformations or fractures in your spine. The general condition of the joints in your spine will be noted, along with specific angulations and curvatures.
Second Visit-Report of Findings
On the second visit, which is usually the day following your first visit, you will receive a report of findings from your examination. For acute cases this can be done on the same day.
We will show you a short video explaining our low force (no-cracking or popping) method of care and then present a thorough explanation of our findings. We will present your x-rays and explain the findings to you. In most cases an anatomical model of the spine will be used to ensure your comprehension of the findings.
We will then tell you the amount of improvement you can expect in your condition, as well as how long it will likely take to achieve meaningful results. You will be given an individualized treatment schedule and a re-exam date where we can determine your progress.
Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. Michelle Stamm to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Michelle Stamm to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Michelle Stamm 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.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Michelle Stamm 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, Dr. Michelle Stamm will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Michelle Stamm believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients will generally be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the appointment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everyone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.