On your first visit to our office, we will welcome you with open arms as if you were a member of our family. Our staff will greet you with warmth, friendliness and respect. We will then ask you to fill out our required forms, unless you already had them completed prior to arriving. These forms will help us gain important information about you and your condition.
Dr. Autumn Monteiro-Dorini will then talk with you and ask you some specific questions regarding your condition to determine if Upper Cervical Care is right for you. If we can help you, the doctor will let you know. If we cannot help you, you will be referred to another doctor who will be able to help you. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Examination - After a thorough consultation with the doctor, you will have a complete examination. This will include a neurologic, postural, and physical examination. A state of the art computerized infra-red thermography scan will also be performed to obtain important information. The doctor will gain valuable information regarding your condition so that a better understanding can be made of how upper cervical care chiropractic can help you.
X-Ray - The use of x-rays is required to perform a full evaluation of a patient. Our x-ray equipment is state of the art for imaging, as we use a high frequency direct digital x-ray system. This helps to reduce and minimize radiation to the patient. Our x-ray analysis takes time. It is important for us to see exactly what is going on. This is for your benefit, therefore after the taking of x-rays you will be sent home. Please ask the doctor if you have any concerns about x-ray use and safety.
Report of Findings - On your second visit, the doctor will carefully review all the facts of your specific case from the exams and xrays. She will then present to you her Report of Findings, which will explain the cause and reason for your symptoms. A treatment plan for getting you well will be discussed at this time. You will find that Dr. Autumn's Report of Findings is the most thorough and informative that you will ever receive.
Treatment - You will receive your first upper cervical adjustment on your second visit. Most of our patients begin to see results from the very first upper cervical adjustment. Our special gentle yet effective alignment of the spine and body is interactive with the patient, gentle enough for kids (they love us), yet able to restore function and movement for the athlete and senior.