Patient Intake Form
As with any medical facility, we request that you complete a New Patient Intake Form. To save time on your first visit, you can submit this information on our secure online intake form. This information provides us with your health history and details about any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
Consultation & Examination
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Michael Carnes to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for us to learn more about you, your condition, and your expectations in order to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Michael Carnes will perform a complete chiropractic examination, which includes orthopedic, postural, and physical tests. No tests are done in our office without your consent.
X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan, DNA Test or Blood Test
Depending on your specific condition, we may suggest that you get an X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, DNA Test or Blood Test. These tests will help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and will 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Michael Carnes will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions you might have, including:
- What treatment options are available to you and how they can help
- How often and for how long treatment is advised in order to see relief
- Cost of treatment, including co-pays and out-of-pocket costs for therapy options not covered by insurance
- Recommendations if your condition requires care with another provider
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 at any time. Prior to leaving, the doctor may suggest at-home follow up treatments like ice or heat application, activities or positions to avoid, and at-home exercises or stretches.
Dr Carnes may suggest a series of weekly treatments over the course of several weeks or months, depending on your needs and your progress. In addition to Spinal Adjustments, we have a number of supportive therapies to aid in your healing and recovery. A list of available therapies can be found here on the website.
Once your body has fully healed, routine Chiropractic Care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, Chiropractic Care can help to ensure the optimal health of your musculoskeletal system. Click here to learn more about choosing a Corrective Chiropractic Maintenance Plan that can help you achieve your health goals over the long term.
Call 631-849-1586 today
We're happy to answer any questions you may have about how Chiropractic in combination with treatment therapies we have at our wellness center can assist in your recovering your health and vitality.