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Upon entering our office our receptionist will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you fill our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Next you will have a consultation with Dr. James Gaeta to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. James Gaeta to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. James Gaeta will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations.
Your specific condition may require us to order x-rays or MRIs to to get a full evaluation of a patient. Diagnostic Imaging helps us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Most people are amazed once they see their films and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. James Gaeta will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. James Gaeta will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. James Gaeta believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Your treatment program will begin once the doctor feels that he as obtained enough information to create an effective plan for your care. This may include spinal adjustments, modalities like ultrasound, and/or soft tissue therapies. Treatment is interactive with you so you can express any concerns you have about the style of adjustment you will be most comfortable with.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. Our recommendations may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire an overall wellness lifestyle, our wellness team will work with you to create good habits and routines that support your success. Every body is unique and different and therefore everone requires a unique and customized wellness plan. The foundation of our overall wellness lifestyle is maintaining healthy posture and good spinal alignment, eating a healthy diet, taking supplements, keeping your weight under control and stress relief.