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. Roger Smith to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options. Your first visit is designed for Dr. Roger Smith to learn more about you, your condition and your expectations to determine whether chiropractic care will you meet your goals and if you are a candidate for care.
After your consultation, Dr. Roger Smith will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, your ability to turn and bend as well as other standard neurologic, orthopedic, Upper Cervical Chiropractic, postural, and physical examinations. In addition to these tests Dr. Smith utilizes completely safe and painless, state of the art, digital para-spinal infrared thermographic imaging to determine if you are a candidate for relief . Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Smith Upper Cervical Health Care specializes in a specific X-ray technique, unlike any other, in which we custom tailor the X-rays to each patients unique spine, we also utilize a three dimensional X-rays technique that gives us the most detailed analysis of your spine to determine the exact misalignment. All of this is done with our state of the art High Frequency X-ray machine that acquires these images at about One/Half the usual X-ray dosage. Most people are amazed once they their x-rays and can often immediately identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, Dr. Roger Smith will give you a report of findings to answer the three most popular questions:
- Can you help me?
- What do you recommend that I do to get better?
- How much is it going to cost?
After discussing with you your history and your goals, examining your spine and reviewing any x-rays or tests, Dr. Roger Smith will discuss recommendations with you. If you have a condition that requires care with other providers, the doctor will tell you. If Dr. Roger Smith believes we can help you, we will recommend treatment and a wellness program.
Patients will be provided with their first treatment at the conclusion of the X-rays and analysis and Report of Findings. The Blair Upper Cervical Adjustment is a gentle, specific correction designed to unlock your particular misalignment based upon the information gathered from your X-rays. The adjustment does not involve any twisting, popping or pulling of the patients spine to accomplish the correction.
Prior to leaving, patients will be instructed on a wellness program to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this 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.