Intake forms are available through this website in the New Patient Center. You are encouraged to fill them out prior to your first visit. This will save you time and allow the staff at Delmarva Chiropractic and Wellness Center get to know a little about you prior to your arrival. If you are not able to fill them out online you may do so at our office. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
At Delmarva Chiropractic and Wellness Center our patients are family. We will take the time to listen to your health concerns, and get to know you on a personal level. This starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Jesse Riggin. He will review your intake forms and may ask you some additional questions about your primary health concern, health history, and family history. Most importantly, he will listen when you speak - regardless of how much, or little, you decide to share.
After your consultation, Dr. Jesse Riggin will perform a focused physical examination. Standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed, in conjunction with palpation of the spine followed by a series of muscle tests. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Imaging and Laboratory Studies
Depending on your specific condition, we may order X-rays, Computer Tomography, MRI or even blood tests. These studies allow us to determine the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious conditions. While these studies can delay care they are sometimes necessary to move forward with treatment plans in a responsible manner. Fortunately, there are several imaging and clinical laboratories in Harrington and Milford.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Jesse Riggin will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions. He will start by explaining his working diagnosis for your condition and outlining his treatment plan. This plan will provide a detailed roadmap outlining the role of the doctor and patient in all phases of care. Dr. Riggin understands the the most important part of a plan is the follow-through, so he tailors each plan to the individual and encourages them to be active participants in their recovery. You may hear him say "the more you do at home, the less you will have to do in the office," emphasizing the patient's role along the road to recovery. He will then discuss the prognosis as well as the expected duration of care and cost to the patient.
After reviewing your health history, goals, and exam findings, Dr. Jesse Riggin will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Jesse Riggin will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment you will have the opportunity to begin your personalized treatment plan. Treatment may or may not be rendered during the initial visit depending on the complexity of the case. The treatment plan will likely include a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modifications. At Delmarva Chiropractic and Wellness Center we treat people, not conditions, so we offer a variety of treatment options to meet the needs of those we serve. Therefore, we value patient input and use it, in conjunction with our own clinical judgement to determine the most appropriate plan for the individual. Our goal for all patients is to remove the enigma of "disease" and empower our them to take control of their own heath and wellness.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of 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. If you desire, we will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve optimal health by maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and keeping a positive mental state. We are happy to be an active part at every step along the way or just provide a gentle nudge in the right direction when you need it.