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Your First Visit to Our Fair Lawn Practice

You will be warmly welcomed and made to feel at home. Help is on its way!

Your first visit with us begins with a friendly greeting by our staff when you enter our office. You will then be asked to sign in and to complete a health history form so we can learn more about you and the nature of your visit. If you have insurance and we verified your benefits prior to your visit, we will explain your benefits to you. If we did not pre-verify your benefits, we will collect your insurance information at this time and verify your benefits as quickly as possible – in most cases before you leave the office. Since we accept most insurance, many of our patients have no financial responsibility with the exception of their co-payment on each visit.

You will then meet with the doctor who will sit down with you and do a thorough consultation – discussing your present condition and related factors, past health history, family history and whether you have had any injuries or accidents. Next, a thorough examination will be performed on your area(s) of complaint which includes chiropractic tests as well as orthopedic and neurologic tests. This is done so we can check not only your spinal structure, but how your structural imbalances affect your nervous system and related areas.

Following this examination, the doctor will give you a brief review of his findings and determine what course of action is best for your particular condition. Many patients will undergo x-ray studies of their area(s) of complaint and related areas so we can visualize the spinal structure to arrive at a more clinically accurate diagnosis. Some patients will receive a gentle treatment on their first day as well which may include soothing modalities such as muscle stimulation, heat/ice and/or soft tissue massage, especially if they are experiencing significant pain. This will allow them to leave the office feeling at least a little better than when they came in. You will then be scheduled for a follow-up visit within the next day or two. Before you leave, you will be given specific home instructions to manage your pain until your next visit.

Your first visit will take anywhere from 30-60 minutes.

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