What to Expect at Your Consultation

What to Expect at Your Consultation

When seeking relief from your chronic back and neck pain, there are many factors to consider. Treating chronic pain requires an individualized approach to find lasting relief, and will depend on the source and location of your pain, and the severity of your symptoms. If you have been suffering from chronic back and neck pain that affects your quality of life, it’s time you schedule a consultation with our spine specialists at Spine Surgery of Idaho.

If you haven’t been to our offices before, or haven’t been in for more than three years, you are considered a new patient and must inform our staff about any changes in your name, address, telephone numbers, or insurance changes that have occurred during that time. In addition, you will need to fill out all necessary paperwork prior to coming to the office for your scheduled appointment. You will have the choice of downloading the paperwork, or the office will send it to you. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time for registration.

What to bring

There are a few important items you should bring with you to your consultation appointment, including:

  • Insurance card(s)
  • Written referral (if required by insurance), or sent by your primary care physician
  • Patient forms you may have downloaded and completed at home
  • A list of current allergies and all medications
  • Co-payment, if necessary

During your consultation

Your comfort and care are our top priorities throughout your experience, starting with your first consultation. At your first consultation we will:

  • Perform a thorough physical examination
  • Evaluate the medical history of your current spine problem
  • Review any previous treatments you’ve had in the past
  • Consider other medical conditions that may need review

After these steps have been taken, advanced diagnostic tests may be ordered to accurately assess the source of your back and neck pain and determine the right treatment plan for you. Some diagnostic tests include:

  • Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI)
  • Myelography
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Computerized Tomography (CT)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Discograms
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Dynamic X-ray

Stop suffering from chronic back and neck pain. Call Spine Surgery of Idaho today at (208) 944-0056 to see how our spine specialists can help relieve your pain and get you back on track.