Things to Pay Attention To Before Coming In

  • When (the onset) and how (the possible mechanism) your pain began.
  • Previous injury to the area that is causing you pain (or similar bouts of this pain in the past)
  • What times of day your pain bothers you most. How frequently do you feel the pain?
  • What activities are made more difficult by your pain.
  • What your pain feels like (as well as if the type of pain has changed over time)
  • What makes the pain better.
  • What makes the pain worse.
  • Pay close attention to any other symptoms that occur (or began occuring) along with the pain.
  • Any recent infections, injuries, or hospitalizations.

Your First Visit

1) After completing forms concerning your medical history and personal information, Dr. Bottesch will obtain a detailed history of your current problem(s). If your problem is outside of the scope of practice of chiropractic, you will be referred to the appropriate health care provider.

2) You then undergo a thorough physical examination directed toward your specific problem and other suspected problems. You also may be advised to obtain diagnostic imaging before or after the physical examination in order to rule out more serious causes of your pain.

3) You will be given a report of findings including your diagnosis and the proposed treatment. Treatments usually involve a combination of joint manipulative therapy, physical therapy, massage, nutritional advice, and postural and lifestyle advice. Again, if the problem is outside of the scope of practice of chiropractic, you will be referred to the appropriate health care provider.

4) After reviewing the proposed treatment procedures and their risks and alternatives, you will complete the informed consent form. Afterwards you will undergo your first treatment on your path to being yourself again

Follow-up Visits

During additional visits the proposed treatment will continue and will be modified as your condition progresses. At the appropriate time, you will be given specific stretches, strengthening exercises, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes to aid in actively participating in your case. These home care activities are important for you to gain control of your condition.

Throughout your treatment you will be periodically reevaluated to determine the status of your condition and to determine any necessary changes in your treatment plan.
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