Patient firstexperience

Our aim is make the process consistently easy and comfortable.  For first time visits, we will ask you to fill out our convenient online new patient paperwork, including medical history.

Once we receive your information, we will schedule your consultation with Dr. Marquez to discuss your health concerns and past health history.

A physical exam will be performed which may include orthopedic testing, reflex assessments, muscle testing, and a specific chiropractic evaluation. X-rays may be necessary to determine an exact diagnosis.

X-rays can be done right at the office. In order to have time to give your case a thorough study, your doctor will go over the results of the exam and x-rays with you on the next visit.

If needed, your doctor may start your treatment the same visit with an adjustment and/or begin physical therapy.

Convenience For You

Online Forms

For your convenience, we offer our online Patient Intake Form. The information you fill in will be sent directly to our office, speeding up your office visit and allowing us to better serve your healthcare needs.

Financial Policy

We accept all forms of payment including:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • HSA

Accepted Insurance

We take most insurance plans, personal injury claims, and cash pay patients. For more information, please contact our office.

Wellness tips

Sitting

  • Choose a chair that is firm enough to support you comfortably, and don’t slouch!
  • Sit with your feet flat on the floor or on a low footstool so that your knees are slightly higher than your hips. Sit firmly against the back of the chair.
  • Lay-z-boy chairs don’t bend where you do; choose a rocker instead.
  • Avoid crossing your legs at the knees, which can aggravate existing back conditions and interfere with circulation to your lower limbs.

Standing

  • Stand with your head level. When you have to stand in one place for long periods of time, put one foot on a 4-6-inch stool to help keep pressure off your spine.
  • Avoid wearing high heels if you are going to be on your feet for long periods of time.

Working at a Desk

  • Take frequent stretch breaks if you have to sit for a long time.
  • Sit with your knees at a 90-120-degree angle. An angled footrest may help you feel more comfortable.
  • Make sure your chair fits correctly. Allow for two inches between the front edge of the seat and the back of your knees.
  • Choose a chair that tilts back so you can rest while you’re reading what is on your computer screen.
  • Elevate materials or your computer screen to avoid neck fatigue.

Lifting

  • Avoid twisting and turning motions when you lift. If you have to turn to place an object down, step in the direction of the turn, don’t just twist at the waist.
  • Always bend at your knees, not your waist, when lifting anything heavier than 10 percent of your body weight (e.g., a child or heavy box).
  • When lifting an object, plant your feet about 12-18 inches apart, kneel or squat in front of the object, and lift as you straighten up. Be sure to lift with the big muscles of your thighs, arms, and shoulders, not with your back.
  • In some situations, it is difficult to lift correctly. Getting grocery bags out of the car is one such situation. The car bumper doesn’t allow you to bend your knees. Bring the bag to you first and then lift carefully.
  • When engaging in repetitive lifting, use good lifting form, take frequent breaks, and use equipment to help whenever possible.
  • To avoid tripping, be sure your path is clear before you lift the item.

Physical Activity & Household Chores

  • Warm up and cool down before and after physical activity like playing sports, raking, and gardening.
  • When working with hand-held yard equipment, make sure that the machine you are using has a strap. Place the strap over your head and shoulder on the opposite side of your body from the machine and switch the machine from one side of your body to the other as often as possible. Use electric rather than gas-powered machines whenever possible; they are much lighter.
  • When washing dishes, open the cabinet beneath the sink, bend one knee, and put your foot on the shelf under the sink. Lean against the counter for support.
  • When ironing, place one foot on a small stool or a book.
  • When vacuuming, put all your weight on one foot, then step forward and back with the other foot as you push the vacuum. Use your back foot as a pivot when you turn.

Using a Phone

  • When using the telephone, avoid cradling the receiver between your neck and shoulder. Hold the phone in your hand or use speakerphone instead.
  • If you use the phone a lot, use a lightweight headset.
  • Switch hands frequently when on the phone.

Resting & Sleeping

  • Don’t use a sofa arm as a pillow or watch TV in bed with your head supported only by pillows; this strains your neck.
  • Avoid sleeping on a soft mattress or sofa.
  • Lie down in bed when it is time to sleep. Don’t sleep in a chair or in cramped quarters.
  • Sleep on your side with your knees bent or on your back with a pillow under your knees. Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
  • Use a pillow that supports your head so that your neck and vertebrae are level with the rest of your spine as you sleep. Avoid sleeping on two pillows.
  • Be sure to get plenty of sleep every day to allow your body to rest and recuperate.

Frequent questions

Is Chiropractic Effective?

Yes. Chiropractic care is safe and effective.

Scientific evidence proving that chiropractic care works is overwhelming. Over the past 20 years, many controlled and independent research studies have shown again and again that chiropractic care is safe and effective for treating low back pain, neck pain, headaches and other conditions relating to the spine.

Based on these scientific studies, the consensus is that chiropractic care is the treatment of choice for most spinal problems. The extent to which a person can benefit from care varies depending on their problem and how long it has existed.

Do Many People See Chiropractors?

The non-surgical, drug-free healing nature of chiropractic provides benefit to the health of millions of other people worldwide each year. Most chiropractic patients experience real relief and improved general well being, and continue to make regular visits a part of their healthy lifestyle choice.

Why Should I See a Chiropractor?

From professional athletes to homemakers, engineers to electricians, young people to seniors, chiropractic care has been the answer to optimum health. Many people see a chiropractor for back, neck or other joint problems. Still others find that regular visits to their chiropractor keep them in peak condition.

Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine – a crucial component of our body – for granted. Call us today because regular checkups of your spine can help you maintain better health.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment? Is It Safe?

An adjustment is the main method of treatment used by your chiropractor. It is a specialized, controlled and safe pressure applied to your spine to restore the proper motion and position of your vertebrae. It is a precise procedure that your highly skilled chiropractor has learned and perfected over years of training at a Chiropractic College and in clinical practice.

Every health procedure, from taking aspirin to giving blood, involves a level of risk. Chiropractic adjustments are among the safest of all health care interventions because they are non-surgical, drug-free and present an extremely low risk. And they work!

Regularly a dentist checks our teeth, an optometrist checks our eyes and a doctor checks our blood pressure and heart. Yet, we take the spine – a crucial component of our body – for granted. Call us today because regular checkups of your spine can help you maintain better health.

What Can I Expect From My Visit to a Chiropractor?

As a licensed practitioner, it is the duty of your chiropractor to do the following:

  • A thorough review of your specific problem is conducted, including relevant past history and overall health.
  • You will be asked to perform physical tests and movements to help identify the problem.
  • In certain situations, an X-ray may be used to confirm the history and examination findings and to investigate for the presence of any underlying bone conditions or pathological developments.
  • A diagnosis is made, with treatment options for its resolution outlined. If it is, a plan of treatment is communicated. If it is not a chiropractic problem, an appropriate referral is arranged.
  • A prognosis is made, taking into account your general health habits, occupation, stress and activity levels.
  • Your response to treatment is monitored by your chiropractor, who looks for an improvement to your specific condition, as well as for changes in your overall health.

Two of the basic components of chiropractic care are wellness and prevention. Utilization of exercises, along with nutrition and lifestyle modifications may also be suggested to improve your overall well-being and promote active, patient-centered care.

What Results Can I Expect From Treatment?

That depends on your condition. The length of time you have had the problem, your age and the degree of your disability all affect the length of your treatment.

Your Doctor of Chiropractic should be able to give you an estimate of the extent of relief you should receive from the recommended treatment and how long you can expect it to last.

One of the main reasons people choose chiropractic is that they often get quick results. Individual cases vary and chronic conditions obviously need more treatment. However, Workers’ Compensation Board studies show that people with low back pain return to work much faster with chiropractic care.

How Long do Doctors of Chiropractic go to School?

Today’s graduating Doctors of Chiropractic have studied and trained in a post-secondary college or university for at least seven years. Just like medical or dental students, they must first complete undergraduate study before applying for admission to a chiropractic college.

Becoming a chiropractor is a demanding and highly rewarding path that includes a minimum of 4,500 hours of intense academic study including classroom learning, clinical science and internship training. During the course of their training, he/she will have studied the following three areas:

  • Basic sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology (the study of diseases), biochemistry, clinical sciences, X-ray interpretation and differential diagnosis.
  • Training in the philosophy and practice of chiropractic.
  • Clinical internship with emphasis on hands-on practice.

Your chiropractor is a primary contact provider just like your family physician, optometrist or dentist. You do not need a referral from your medical doctor to see a chiropractor.

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