What to Expect: First Visit
You will have a consultation with Dr. Joseph Baker to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Baker to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Baker will perform a complete chiropractic and through examination. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests may be performed as well.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays. X-rays help to confirm the presense of subluxation and the phase of spinal degeneration allowing us to 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 subluxations and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are completed, Dr. Baker will
give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
Can Chiropractic care help me?
What is the root cause of my problem?
How often do I need to come in?
What will my treatment include?
What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays,
Dr. Baker will discuss his best recommendations for correction and you will be
informed if your condition requires care or testing with other providers. Dr. Baker
will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. All of this is included in the cost of your initial examination.
At the conclusion of your report of finding, you will experience your first treatment.
This may include spinal adjustments, physio therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Dr. Baker may provide you with a home care program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized home plan. The purpose of our home program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, incorporate a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.