Your First Visit
If you're a first-time visitor at Lane Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, you'll need to give us some information about your background, medical history and the nature of your condition. This is so that we can provide the best possible care, tailored to your specific circumstances.
A bit of online "paperwork"
You will need to fill out forms that provide general information about you and your condition. Our staff is happy to assist you if needed, but the process is very simple. We even have an online tutorial to help. When you call for your appointment, we will ask for your email and you will be given a PIN. A few minutes later you will receive an email with a link to our secure EMR server where you will logon and fill in your data. Please complete all the information requested in order to more efficiently check you in for your first visit. If you do not have an email accout, you will need to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out this information on paper so that it may be loaded into our system.
During your first consultation with the doctor, you'll discuss any health-related issues and concerns. You will also be given various treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical medical treatments if needed.
History and examination
In order to pinpoint the problem, the doctor will ask you a number of questions related to your condition. A variety of targeted tests and exams will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.
We do not take x-rays in our office, and we seldom order these, however your specific condition may require us to order imaging (x-rays, MRI, CT) to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in assessing the most effective treatment plan for you. It should be noted that this is rare, but necessary for certain conditions. All imaging is referred out to Austin Radiological Associates or River Ranch Radiology. If you have already had imaging performed at ARC, ARA, Seton, or River Ranch Radiology, just let us know. We have full online access to your digital images at these facilities.
Before leaving, you will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat applications, physical therapy, avoidance of certain activities or positions, or home exercises.
Scheduling the next appointment
We will recomend an initial treatment schedule specific to your exam findings at the end of your initial exam. The proposed treatment schedule is essential to the process. Most acute conditions can be treated in just a few visits. Generally, you will be seen for follow-up within 1-2 days after your initial examination.