Skip to content

Your First Visit to Our Hackensack Practice

We’ll make you feel welcome at Santoro Chiropractic Health!

New patient filling out paperwork

When you first arrive there will be some brief paperwork to complete.

Upon entering my office you will be greeted cordially and asked to complete a few health information forms. These forms give me vital information regarding your past and present health concerns so that I can give you the best care possible. It only takes a few minutes to complete. If you would prefer the history form can be downloaded from my website so that you can complete the form prior to entering my office. Health insurance information is normally given to the office during this visit so it can be determined what type of coverage you have.

After speaking with me and giving me a detailed health history, I will ask you specific questions regarding your current health issue. Samples of questions to think about would be what type of pain do you have, sharp, achy, muscular; where is the pain located; are there any movements or activities that increase the pain, or for that matter, make the pain go away; what type of treatment have you used so far for this condition, etc. Please be prepared to answer these questions as they help me determine the type of examination needed in your case.

Physical Examination

Typically, a physical examination is performed. Height, weight, blood pressure, pulse will be taken, along with other standard testing. The area in question will be examined with certain orthopedic, neurological, chiropractic, and applied kinesiology test performed. In most cases when pain is present x-rays are recommended. If you have reasonably current x-rays of the injured area, please bring them with you. In some cases these x-rays can be used rather than taking new ones. If not, we will refer you to a convenient center to have x-rays taken.

Once the examination is completed, unless you are in severe pain, this will complete the first visit. It is my feeling that it is important for me to study the findings of the x-rays and examination prior to beginning treatment. For those patients who are in significant pain, I will attempt to help you with pain relief that day. A convenient appointment will be given the next office day to go over the test results. Your spouse is invited and encouraged to attend the second visit.

Take a look to see what you can expect during your second chiropractic visit.