Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.
Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
Most conditions do not require x-rays or other advanced imaging studies. If any advanced images are deemed necessary then the patient will be referred to a qualified imaging center such as Pueblo Radiology.
Same Day Treatment
Once finished with the examination, patients will be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal and/or extremity mobilization, soft-tissue massage, myofascial release therapy, and physical therapies such as flexion/traction, ultra-sound and hot/cold therapies.
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, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for any follow-up visit deemed necessary.
Spencer Chiropractic 25 East Arrellaga Santa Barbara, California 93101 Tel: (805) 963-1924