Your First Visit at Hudson Sport & Spine in Hoboken, NJ
Hudson Sport & Spine Offers Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Spinal Decompression Services. For More Information Call Us or Simply Request an Appointment Online. Our Friendly Staff is Ready to Help You Feel Better!
Prior to the initial chiropractic consultation, patient forms must be completed. For your convenience, the documents may be downloaded from our Forms section underneath the Patient Center tab, or by following this link. If you do not wish to complete the patient forms prior to your visit, they will be provided for you upon arrival at your appointment.
Next, you will consult with Dr. Todd Givens to discuss your health concerns and all possible treatment options. Dr. Todd will take this opportunity to learn more about you, your condition, and what your expectations are to decide how our comprehensive treatment can help you.
After the initial consultation, Dr. Todd will conduct a physical examination to test your flexibility and reflexes. In addition, some other standard orthopedic, physical, neurological, and postural tests will be performed. However, rest assured that your consent is required for every procedure we perform in our office.
X-rays may be taken to help us create the most effective treatment plan for you and to inform us of any serious spinal problems, depending on your specific issue. Many patients are astounded when they see their X-rays, and can even identify the degenerated discs or misalignment themselves when viewing them.
Report of findings
After gathering all the necessary information and performing a detailed examination, Dr. Todd will present you with a full report of all findings and answer your questions, such as:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- How much will my treatment cost?
After going over your health history and goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Todd Givens will provide treatment recommendations and inform you if you should seek care with another doctor. Hudson Sport & Spine will strive to provide a treatment program that best fits your wellness requirements.
Once this initial appointment is finished, you may choose to move forward with your first treatment. Depending on your course of therapy, this may involve spinal adjustments, physical therapy, acupuncture and/or massage. Our treatment is interactive, so feel free to express any questions or concerns about the therapy you receive at any time.
Before leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to to do after the treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. Our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy Lifestyle habits and routines. Every person is different and will require a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.