Dr. Newman may be treating your back pain, neck pain, headache, or other aches and pains, but she needs a complete picture of your health history and overall current health in order to provide the best possible treatment for you.
Set aside at least 30 minutes for your first visit to Dr. Newman. Future visits typically last 15 minutes, though the time required will depend upon the type of treatment you require. Here’s what you might expect.
On your first visit, Dr. Newman may ask about the following:
It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to Dr. Newman. She may ask you to change into a gown to perform some of these tests:
Tip: Bring a copy of any X-rays or radiology reports you have. These assessments give Dr. Newman a better picture of your complete health. She will make a diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment, and once the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins.
If Dr. Newman diagnoses a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, she will make a referral.
Stages of care:
Your treatment from Dr. Newman, regardless of the stage of care, will often include exercise, diet and other healthy living suggestions to help keep you healthy and strong.
Dr. Newman will discuss a schedule of care, which will depend on your specific circumstances. For some people chiropractic treatment is like a regular tune-up, to help deal with the daily wear and tear of life. For others, it’s simply an effective treatment when pain or discomfort strikes.
Take the time to discuss with Dr. Newman the treatment plan that’s best for you.