New Patient Information

Detailed History
At BCC we strive to make the new patient experience as comfortable as possible. After the formalities of some brief paperwork, the doctor will take a detailed history. A good history goes further than just the basic question of, "When did the pain start?" It highlights pertinent information to establish relationships between your past medical history and current complaints. Any history of past injuries and repetitive behaviors (i.e. sitting at a computer for 8hrs/day, carrying a child in one arm, heavy lifting, etc.) are analyzed to consider their relevance towards treatment.


Examination & Chiropractic Evaluation
A new patient examination is performed next. It consists of range of motion, orthopedic, and neurological testing. A chiropractic evaluation follows, including the analysis of your posture, gait (walking), functional movement, and structural stability. Palpation of your muscles and joints is also performed by hand to determine areas of impaired spinal movement and muscle tension. For more information on the chiropractic evaluation, click here.


The information gathered from the history, physical examination and chiropractic evaluation helps us determine the need for x-rays, or additional imaging. Spinal x-rays are commonly taken in the presence of trauma, arthritis and unresolved musculoskeletal dysfunction. The x-rays provide us with a blueprint of your spine, and assist us in determining the best course of treatment for you.


The thorough evaluation process gives us a tremendous amount of insight into the nature of your symptoms and the cause of your problems. This allows us to create a treatment plan that will address the primary cause of your problem, rather than chasing its secondary effects.


Treatment
will be educated on the short and long-term benefits of chiropractic care and the realistic expectations with our treatment. Once the scope of your condition is fully understood, you will likely be treated on your first visit. For more information on the variety of treatment techniques utilized in our office, click here.


Prior to leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities and procedures to complete at home, or integrate as a part of your daily lifestyle. They may include any, or all of the following: avoiding certain positions and activities, completing various rehabilitative exercises, performing specific stretches, taking a nutritional supplement, or applying heat/ice to tissues in need of healing.


Note: You should expect that your first office visit will last ~1 hours. You can download the clinic forms prior to your first visit, click here.

BCC exam room