What Should You Expect as a New Patient?

Our examination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the "Vertebral Subluxation" (click on this link for more information on subluxations).  There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic.

Patient Forms

Upon entering the office, our receptionist will greet you and request that you complete our new patient forms.  To decrease your wait time, you can print these forms from our website and bring them with you.  This paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

Consultation and Examination

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will meet with Dr. Genovese to discuss your health related problems and concerns.  Once the consultation is complete, Dr. Genovese will perform a chiropractic examination,  The examination consists of palpation of the spine and surrounding soft tissue, posture analysis and motion palpation of the spinal segments.  If necessary, X-rays will be taken after the examination.  

Spinal X-Rays

Spinal x-rays may be taken depending on your age and situation. X-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations.  X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones and the level of spinal degeneration.  For your safety, Dr. Genovese will evaluate the films before treatment begins.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home.  This may include ice or heat application instructions and avoidance of certain activities.

Scheduling Your Next Appointments

Before you leave, our staff will schedule your next visit, typically within a day or two, where the Doctor will give a Report of Findings.  Dr. Genovese will go over your x-rays, in detail, and point out any concerns or problems.  If it has been determined that it is safe to adjust you, you will receive treatment.  If you are treated by the Doctor you will be scheduled for a follow-up visit to determine response to treatment and to go over treatment recommendations.