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 tab. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition. You also have the option to go online with the fully automated PatientAlly.com web site and bring no paper work.
Next, you will have a consultation with either Dr. David Borges or Dr. Karen Borges to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations in great depth to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Borges will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. Our X-ray machine has been modified to give the least amount of radiation exposure and get a great quality spine film. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, David Borges 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, we will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Before any treatment you, will fully understand our findings and you will be asked to review and sign the California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners Informed Consent form. Nothing will be done in our office without your prior informed consent. It is our goal to provide the best chiropractic treatment and lifestyle program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, therapy. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
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