Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Northlake Chiropractic also offers our patient forms online so you can complete them in the convenience of your own home or office and save time. Simply click on the Download Form link below to get started.
1. To read the form, you'll need Adobe Reader®. If you don't have the latest Adobe Reader® you can get it FREE by clicking on the icon below.
2. Download the Patient General Information Form, fill it out completely, and bring it on your first visit.
3. If you were involved in a car accident, download the following Auto Accident Form, fill it out completely, and bring it on your first visit.
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 and 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 tissues are affected and to what extent.
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.
Report of Findings/First Adjustment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients schedule a "Report of Findings" visit as close to their initial visit as possible to go over what we found during the examination and x-ray studies. This time between when we first saw you and the ROF visit is critical to your care. After we have determined that you are a chiropractic case, you will receive your first Chiropractic Adjustment and/or other modalities depending upon your case.
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 follow-up visits. It is our office policy to schedule two weeks in advance. The timing of your visits and your compliance is crucial to your recovery and health and is designed specifically for your unique case. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.