First Visit at S.P. Spine Center in St. Paul, Minnesota



Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief forms that we will help you to fill out. The forms provide us with general information about yourself and your condition(s).

Consultation

Once the forms have been completed, you will have a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Tony Wangerin DC, 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, Dr. Wangerin will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are injured and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Dr. Wangerin will determine is x-rays are necessary during the examination.

Same Day Treatment

Once finished with the examination and all appropriate studies, patients will generally 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.