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. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Dereck Armin to discuss your low back/spinal problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Dereck Armin to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how spinal decompression can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Dereck Armin will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may do MRI scans/X-rays as well. MRI/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 MRI/X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their spinal disc/stenosis/degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Dereck Armin 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, Dr. Dereck Armin will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Dereck Armin will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
Typically your treatments begin on the second visit. This may include spinal decompression, cold laser, spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue work.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a home based program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized home based plan to get you better in the shortest possible time.