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 health situation.
Prior.to your visit, we can
fax you some or all of the paperwork, if you provide us with your fax number and that specific request.
If you have had any diagnostic tests done previously—e.g., x-rays,
M.R.I.’s, CT scans, lab tests and so forth—kindly consider bringing those with you. If that is not possible, please provide us with the specific examination and the place where the examinations
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with
Dr. Stein to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History & Examination:
The first visit is mostly about data gathering. In order to arrive at a working diagnosis,
the doctor will ask you various questions related to your health concerns. Next, a number of appropriate tests and exams
will be performed to help determine the scope and ramifications of each health concern.
X-Ray and Advanced Diagnostic Studies:
Your specific condition may require us to refer you for x-rays
and/or other diagnostic tests to either rule out more serious conditions or to assist us in developing the most appropriate
treatment plan for you.
Same Day Treatment:
Once finished with the history, consultation and examination, patients
will usually be provided with some kind of treatment during their first visit. The treatment may include spinal and/or
extremity adjustments, physical therapies, therapeutic exercises and/or soft tissue therapies.
Prior to leaving, patients may be given instructions on certain activities
or procedures to be followed at home. These may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities
or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. Nutitional supplements, when appropriate, may be recommended
Schedule Your Next Appointment:You will be given a convenient
appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen again within a few days and are provided
with a report of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.