What to Expect


WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NUCCA CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Office front doorYour First Visit – Our goal is to serve you in the best way we possibly can. During your first visit we want to make sure that we accurately examine you and answer any questions you have about the chiropractic procedure used in our office.

When you arrive at the office you will be taken on a brief tour of the office and then asked to complete a health history form. Most commonly this is sent to you through the mail or email so you can save time in the office by completing it before your appointment. Next, you will be asked to view a video presentation of the chiropractic methods used at Barone Spinal Care. Following this you will meet with the doctor for your personalized
consultation and examination.

Your examination will include two computerized scans called paraspinal thermography and surface electromyography (sEMG). Next, a postural evaluation will be performed which consists of a supine leg check. You will not need to disrobe during the examination. At this point the doctor will inform you whether you are a candidate for care. This concludes the consultation portion of your visit. If you decide to continue with care further examination would then be required which consists of specific upper cervical x-rays. This first visit,
including the x-rays, requires approximately 60-90 minutes to complete.

First Visit Summary:

– Complete Health History

– Watch 8 min. video about Upper Cervical Chiropractic

– sEMG Scan (Surface Electromyography)

– Paraspinal Thermography Scan

– Supine Leg Check

– Posture Analysis

– If you are a candidate for care, we will take your pre-correction x-rays

Take a look below for a comparison of x-ray exposures between other forms of radiation!

Your Second Visit

During this visit the doctor will sit down with you and go over your x-rays bone by bone. The doctor will identify any problem areas, and ensure that you completely understand the findings from your x-rays. The doctor will then recommend a treatment plan based off your scans, x-rays and postural assessment. Each individual’s care plan is designed for his or her case.

You will then receive your first upper cervical correction in the office. During your upper cervical correction there is no twisting, popping, or cracking of the spine. The correction is done with a gentle touch to the neck. This is followed by another supine leg check. We will then take a second set of x-rays, and compare them with your first set. This will be followed by a resting period. Finally, you will receive instructions explaining how to best protect and maintain your new correction. Before you leave, we will schedule your Multi-Point Fitness Assessment with our Barone Performance Team; this is an included part of your patient care.

myovision2mainSecond Visit Summary

– X-ray Report of Findings with doctor

Take a look below for a comparison of x-ray exposures between other forms of radiation!

– Personalized Treatment Plan

– First Upper Cervical Correction

– Complete Post X-rays

– Post X-ray Analysis

– Rest in recovery room for 15-20 minutes

– Instruction on Maintaining your Alignment

– Schedule Multi- Point Functional Assessment with Barone Performance Team

Comparison of Radiation Exposures with NUCCA

  • NUCCA x-ray series: Apollo moon flight: 480 mrems
  • Dental x-rays (per x-ray): 910 rems
  • CT Scan: 4,500 mrems
  • Barium enema (x-ray study): 8,000 mrems
  • Radiation treatment for cancer: 6,000,000 mrems

Follow-up Care

After the first two visits follow-up care begins. This involves paraspinal thermography and a supine leg check on each visit, as well as an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment as needed. The goal of care is to correct your spine, and keep it corrected over time.

Insurance

All of our patients pay by cash, check, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard) at the time of service. Our staff who are trained in insurance practices will print you a receipt listing all the insurance codes. All you have to do is send this receipt to the insurance company and your insurance company will reimburse you based on your insurance plan. Insurance coverage for chiropractic varies so speak with your employer or insurance carrier if you
have any questions. Barone Spinal Care is NOT a part of any preferred provider networks.

Medicare

If you are on Medicare Barone Spinal Care will submit your charges to Medicare for you.

To schedule your initial NUCCA appointment call 847-619-7579 or just click the button below.

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