Your First Few Visits

    • Your First Visit to Dynamic Spine Center

       

    • Patient Forms
    • Upon entering our office, our receptionist will  welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request that you complete our  patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork, provides us with your health history and information on your condition.  If you’ve already completed your admitting paperwork, great! If not, after doing so we’ll likely show you a short 5-7 minute video and then you’ll meet one of the Doctors.
    •  Consultation
    • Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Charles Isidore to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Charles Isidore to learn more about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
    • Examination

      After your consultation, Dr. Charles Isidore 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 our office without your consent. 

      Additional Testing which may be ordered may include: X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, EKG, Stress Test, or Laboratory Testing. If you have recently had testing done, please bring in copies of the films, reports, and laboratory results to your first appointment along with a list of your current medications (include herbal and over the counter).

    • X-Ray Studies
    • Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays or refer you for X-rays as well. 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. 

    • True comfort
    • Our patients often remark how comfortable our office is.  That’s good,
    • Welcome to our chiropraactic family!
    • because our goal is to offer state-of-the-art chiropractic care in a comfortable surrounding.
    • So make yourself at home and welcome to our chiropractic family! You’ll be greeted warmly when you enter our office and given a short tour to get you acquainted with our state of the art facilities.  We will Explain Everything First before each step. Welcome!!
    • Your Second Visit to Dynamic Spine Center 

      Report of Findings

       Once the information is collected  and examinations are performed, Dr. Charles Isidore will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including: 

      1. How can you help me?

      2. How often do I need to come in?

      3. What  will  my treatment  cost?

       

      After reviewing your health history,  goals, and examining your spine, imaging, and testing results, Dr. Charles Isidore will discuss recommendations and notify you if  your condition  requires care with other providers.   Dr. Charles Isidore  will  provide the best  recommendations for treatment and  wellness program for your needs.

       

      A spouse or family member is always welcome to attend.


       Treatment

       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.

      What is a typical treatment?

      “Adjustments” are usually the central part of chiropractic treatment. The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints. In other words, an adjustment involves a lot more than simply opening up a joint.

      Your chiropractor will most often make these adjustments to the spine, but he or she might adjust other joints, such as the ankle, knee, wrist, elbow, or shoulder in order to restore structural alignment or to improve joint function. Again, proper structure is necessary for proper function, and proper extremity function is an important part of healthy daily living.

      When being treated for a complaint such as back or neck pain, you will most likely receive a series of adjustments, separated by either a day or a few days, to incrementally reduce the irritation and improve normal function. This might continue for several weeks, usually diminishing in frequency.

      If you can’t tolerate the manual adjustments, you may instead receive mild or non-force techniques.

      Adjustments are often accompanied by non-manual therapies such as application of heat or ice, electrical stimulation, orthotic supports for your shoes, rehabilitative exercise, counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors, and nutritional supplements.

      Wellness Program

      Prior to leaving, the doctor will 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.

    • This two-visit approach accomplishes several things:
      • Reduces the length of your first visit

      • Gives us time to correlate our findings

      • Avoids overloading you with too  much information

    • Regular Visits

    • Avoid relapse with
    • regular visits
    • After the investment of time needed on the first and second visits, many patients become concerned that every visit will be of equal length.
    • In a word: no.
    • A typical office visit is usually 10-25 minutes. But don’t think the brevity of a regular visit lessens its value! With the groundwork laid, we can quickly size up your spine and nervous system, comfortably adjust you and get you on your way. 
      Like a regular workout at the gym, each visit builds on the ones before. Miss a visit and we can lose the momentum necessary to make the needed changes.
      We recognize your time is valuable. We do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy schedule. 
    • Please inform us of any time restraints

      The Adjustments
    • Chiropractors perform 95 percent of all adjustments in the world to correct the subluxations, or misalignments, of the vertebrae in the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are performed by applying gentle, yet firm pressure to the spine or joint. The goal of any adjustment is to restore the bone to its natural, or original, position for maximim nerve function. The important thing to remember is the act the adjustment frees—not forces—a vertebra to allow it to find its natural position. Adjustments can be performed while sitting, standing, or lying down. Some adjustments involve special instruments or tables.

      Some common adjustment techniques include:

      Manual adjustments, a firm, quick thrust to a misaligned vertebra with the hand.

      Instrument adjustments, which involve a spring-loaded device.

      -Lumbar roll, in which the chiropractor applies a firm, yet quick thrust to a misaligned vertebra while the patient lies on his or her side.

      -Motion palpation, a hand technique the chiropractor uses to determine if your vertebrae are properly aligned.

      -Release work, in which the chiropractor uses gentle pressure with the fingers to separate the vertebrae.

      -Table adjustments, which entail lying on a specially designed table that drops when pressure is applied to a specific area. The dropping motion allows more gentle adjustments than some manual adjustments do.

      -Toggle drop, which entails  firm pressure applied on a specific area of the spine by using crossed hands.  

       

      Sometimes, ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage therapy or traction are used in order to relax the muscles and ligaments prior to a spinal adjustment. The Popping sounds sometimes heard during adjustments are usually pockets of air being released from joint structure.  Adjustments can leave you with a greater sense of well-being, calm, and most importantly, on the road to a life without pain.

      Following an adjustment, some patients experience mild aching or soreness in their spinal joints or muscles, which can usually be relieved by an ice pack.