First Visit

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. We encourage you to click the link to our New Patient Intake Form, which you can fill out online, and then either fax (973-939-8488), attach to an email (RLemongello@gmail.com), or simply bring with you to your first appointment.

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We encourage you to take a moment to review our office's HIPAA-compliant Privacy Policy by clicking the link below.

Privacy Policy: HIPAA Patient Full Handout (rev June 25, 2007)

Consultation

Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor 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, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to rule out more serious conditions, but principally to assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Both the Gonstead Method and Atlas Orthogonal work are very precise and specific to areas needing help, which means identifying very precisely where those areas are and in what direction adjustments need to be made. Clear chiropractic X-rays are one of the most powerful tools available to assist in this precise diagnosis (better than MRI's).

This office is equipped with state-of-the-art Digital X-ray Equipment, yielding almost immediate, high definition images, yet requiring only a fraction of the exposure time needed for old-fashioned films. On the other hand, should you have recent X-rays, please get them and bring with you (if they are clear and recent enough, we can likely use them for diagnosis). Similarly, you are encouraged to bring along a copy of any recent MRI or CT scan reports you might have.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients may also be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

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.