First Visit at S.P. Spine Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
Upon entering the office, we have some brief forms that we will help you to fill out. The forms provide us with general information about yourself and your condition(s).
Once the forms have been completed, you will have a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Tony Wangerin DC, to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.
History and Examination
In order to determine what your actual problem is, Dr. Wangerin will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are injured and to what extent.
Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Dr. Wangerin will determine is x-rays are necessary during the examination.
Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.