What to Bring with You
We ask that you bring any pertinent information regarding your condition, such as recent X-rays or MRI reports. Remember to bring your insurance card, also.
Upon entering our office, we require completion of health history and patient information forms. These forms provide information to help the doctor determine the nature and extent of your health condition.
Next, you will have a complimentary consultation with Dr. Gary Lett to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Gary Lett to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, if you consent to receive treatment, Dr. Lett will perform a chiropractic examination to determine the cause of your symptoms. This may include spinal analysis, physical, orthopedic and neurologial tests. Your case history and exmination findings will help determine your diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan based on your individual neesds.
X-rays will only be taken if the doctor deems them necessary. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us 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. "Seeing is knowing."
Upon completion of the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally be provided with treatment during this first visit. 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.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given an appointment time for your follow-up visit with Dr. Lett. At this time the doctor will review his findings and recommended treatment options.
It is our goal that you have a clear understanding of what is wrong and how as a team we will be able to obtain optimal results.
Report of Findings and Plan of Care
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and any X-rays, Dr. Lett will discuss recommendations and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
Dr. Lett is well versed in diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, many of which have failed to respond to typical medical treatment. Because each patient is different, he believes in an individualized program to provide the best treatment and wellness program for yourneeds.
Prior to leaving, the doctor may 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. If you desire, our wellness team 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 our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.