First Visit

Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first visit, here at Central Ohio Spine and Joint we are committed to making this process as easy as possible so we have broken down exactly what you can expect.

Our Commitment to You:

We put our patients first. Each patient that walks through our door is treated like an individual. We take the time to learn about your unique condition and make our recommendations specific to your health goals. We will only accept your case if we feel we can help.

Whats Included

First Visit Process

 

Consultation:

Our providers will start by taking a thorough history of your current complaint as well as a review of your current and past medical history. We will review any available imaging (x-ray, MRI etc) and/or lab studies that have previously been performed.

Examination:

We will provide an extremely detailed evaluation including a review of systems, neurological, musculoskeletal, and orthopedic tests. Throughout the evaluation process we will also be looking at how efficiently you move. For example, we may have you perform a gait evaluation or a squat test to help us understand why you are experiencing the symptoms.

***We recommend wearing shorts and a t-shirt for the evaluation process.  We want to evaluate your movement, and this is best accomplished in comfortable clothes. We only gown our patients if we need to.

Preliminary Diagnosis:

The combination of the medical history, examination, and diagnostic studies (if available) will enable us to reach a preliminary diagnosis. We will review in detail the etiology of your pain and injury. At that time, we will also discuss treatment options, treatment frequency and duration. Patients may also receive advice on home care, lifestyle modifications, exercise instruction and nutritional advice.

First Visit Results

You will walk out of your first visit knowing:

What is wrong.
How we are going to fix it.
How long it is going to take.

If we determine you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, we will make the proper referral.

First Visit Results

You will walk out of your first visit knowing:

What is wrong.
How we are going to fix it.
How long it is going to take.

If we determine you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, we will make the proper referral.

We Prescribe The Best Combination Of Services To Treat Your Condition And Help You Reach Your Goals

Chiropractic Care

Acupuncture

Physical Therapy

Dry Needling

Massage Therapy

Fitness

Recovery Roadmap - A Proven Process

Going from pain to performance

Phase

Pain Management



  • Pain Reduction
  • Basic Movement Training

Phase

Rehabilitation


  • Improve Movement
  • Motor Control
  • Exercise Routine

Phase

Transition To Wellness

  • Fitness
  • Strength
  • Injury Prevention
  • Wellness

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get treated on my first visit?

Based on your thorough consultation, review of your medical history and examination we will determine the most appropriate route of care. Most patients that consult our office will be treated on day one. If we feel we need additional medical information and or feel your safety is at risk we will discuss additional treatment options at that time.

Will I have to pay on my first visit?

As a courtesy to all our patients, we will verify your insurance benefits during your first appointment. We do our best to estimate the reimbursement you should expect from your insurance company. The most accurate way is to call and verify for yourself.

It is our office policy to collect office co-pays and patient responsibilities at the time of your service. If we are unable to verify your benefits prior to your visit, a $35 charge will be collected as a minimum. This will be applied to future payments or credited back to you.

READY TO TAKE BACK AN ACTIVE LIFE, FREE FROM PAIN?

Contact our office to schedule your initial appointment.