Your First Visit

What To Expect

Brief Paperwork

After you receive a warm welcome as a new patient from our front desk assistant, Stacy, you’ll receive some brief paperwork to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition. Dr. Nelson may ask you to complete more detailed questionnaires at a later visit to help him fine-tune your treatment plan.

History and Examination

In order to determine what your actual problem is, the doctor and/or his assistants will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-Ray Studies

We rarely have to refer you for imaging or advanced imaging but your specific condition may require us to refer you to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.


Following your examination and testing, you will have a brief consultation with Dr. Nelson to discuss your health-related problems and concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice application instructions; avoidance of certain activities, positions, or foods; and nutritional supplements.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

Sarah will help you find a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete report of tests. Treatment and payment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time.


New Patient Intake Form

Feel free to fill out this new patient form prior to your first visit, as it will speed up your appointment time: