Your First Visit | Dr. Brian Austin, DC | Chiropractor San Diego

4861 Convoy St. San Diego, CA 92111 • 619-299-4847

Your First Visit 2018-06-26T14:57:00+00:00

Patient Forms

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.

Chiropractic Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Brian Austin to discuss your health-related problems, concerns and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Brian Austin to learn more about you, your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.

Chiropractic Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Brian Austin 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

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. 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. Brian Austin will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  • How can you help me?
  • How often do I need to come in?
  • What will my treatment cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Brian Austin will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Brian Austin will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.

Chiropractic Treatment

At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy and/or other chiropractic techniques that are recommended for your condition. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.

Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the chiropractor 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.