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Your First Visit

Patient Forms

Our receptionist will welcome you warmly when you enter our office.  We will request that you complete our patient forms, which are located in the New Patient Center section of our website. This paperwork provides us with your health history as well as information on your condition.


Consultation

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


Examination

After your consultation, Castro will perform a complete chiropractic examination. This will include a test of your reflexes and flexibility, as well as other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. Of course, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays. X-rays help us develop  the most effective treatment plan for you. They also alert us to any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed when they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can identify their misalignments and degenerations themselves.


Report of Findings

Raphael Castro will give you a detailed report of all findings once your information is collected and examination is performed. He will also answer all of your questions, including:

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

After reviewing your health history and goals, and examining your spine and X-rays,  Castro will discuss recommendations and advise you if your condition requires care from other providers as well.   Castro  will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.


Treatment

 You can choose to experience your first treatment at the conclusion of your initial appointment. 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 at any time.


Wellness Program

Prior to your departure, Dr. Castro 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.  Also, if you desire, our wellness team will work with you 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.