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. Interested in filling it out ahead of time? We have that option available too. Click New Patient Form on the homepage to access our intake online.
Once the paperwork has been completed the doctor will examine you. This includes discussing your medical history, vitals, and the concerns you came in for. The doctor will ask you various questions related to you. Specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Our doctors are able to diagnose and treat most medical conditions without the use of x-rays. If the doctor determines a x-ray is necessary, s/he will provide you a script for a standing x-ray. Treatments can still continue even if you are not able to have the x-ray done right away. Chiropractors take extensive classes on radiology and therefore can spot issues that sometimes are left out of the report. Dr. Kriz and Dr. Smith will be able to discuss their findings with you and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies. The Doctor has his own discretion on whether to adjust on the same day or not.
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 visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within the same week and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.