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.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Hector Martinez to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Hector Martinez to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how care can meet your goals.
One of the goals of the consultation is to determine the cause or what we call "triggers" for your pain and/or symptoms. For example, a patient that is having chronic headaches may have stress in the neck and spine that results from poor posture and long periods of staring at a computer. Every patient that comes into the office has unique triggers that are contributing to their pain and/or symptoms.
After your consultation, Dr. Hector Martinez 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.
X-Ray Studies or Ordering MRI
Depending on your specific condition, we may order X-rays or additional imaging such as and MRI. 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.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Hector Martinez will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- What's the cause of my pain and/or symptoms?
- How can you help me?
- What type of treatment is recommended for my pain and/or symptoms?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine or health concern, Dr. Hector Martinez will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Hector Martinez will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
To find out more information about cost and/or insurance coverage please call the office directly during normal business hours. Please click here for general information about cost and/or insurance coverage.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, soft tissue massage, and/or acupuncture, Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
To learn more about common conditions we see in our office and for a list of our services, please go to the "Services" section.
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.