Before your first visit Dr. Cherniak requests that you complete the patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides Dr. Cherniak with your health history and information on your condition before he arrives at your home or business.
During your first visit, Dr. Cherniak will arrive at your location. You will then have a consultation with him to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Cherniak to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Cherniak 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 without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Cherniak may order X-rays as well. He will refer you to the nearest X-ray facility if necessary. Not all conditions need X-rays to receive Chiropractic care especially with the advancement of low force instrument adjusting techniques. The X-rays help Dr. Cherniak to develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert him 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. Cherniak will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do you need to be seen?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Cherniak will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Cherniak will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
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.
Prior to leaving, Dr. Dean will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain after being seen Dr. Dean may recommend using: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches before your next appointment. If you desire, Dr. Dean 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 your wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.