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New Patient Exam

Our Goal: To detemine what condition your body is in, and why. An example of some testing is below but not limited to this. It is just a guide to explain and give a general idea. Subluxation/Soft tissue Evaluation of the Spine Exam First is to determine if there is a simple problem that is non life threatening like a muscle, ligament, tendon, joint, or disc etc... Second is to determine life threatening diseases such as subluxation and nerve interference, blockage and damage. Range of Motion, Flexibility and Muscle Balance exam spinal and/or other areas if needed Spinal Thermography sEMG of the spine Posture check Gait Analysis X-rays if needed - the best analysis of subluxation in the world by Postureray (Clear Institute) - http://postureanalysis.com/x-ray-analysis-for-chiropractic/ Further diagnostic testing if needed.


Blood/Urine Analysis and Functional testing.

Depends on individual needs included but not limited to test such as these listed below provided by these companies.


*Diagnostic Testing*

ALCAT Food and Chemical Sensitivities Blood Test
Clifford Materials Reactivity Testing
First Choice Labs USA
Genova Diagnostics Laboratory
http://www.bhlinc.com/clinicians/test-descriptions
IgeneX Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Testing
LabCorp
Meridian Valley Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics
Upright MRI


Nutritional/Herbal Medicine Testing

A dietary history is recommended including testing included above. Based on the specific testing and wellness exam, we have you come back and discuss further treatment.


Patient Forms

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.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Rick Hyde to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Rick Hyde to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Rick Hyde 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.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. 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 X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.


Report of Findings

Once the information is collected  and examinations are performed, Dr. Rick Hyde will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Rick Hyde will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   Dr. Rick Hyde  will  provide the best  treatment and  wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

 At the conclusion of this initial  appointment, you can choose to  experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage.  Treatment is interactive, so  you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment  anytime.


Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a  wellness 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 wellness plan.  The purpose  of our wellness program is for   you  to achieve good spinal alignment, have a  healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.