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Your First Visit to Our Oceanside Practice

Brief Paperwork

Upon entering the office, we have some brief paperwork for you to fill out. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and your condition.

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Dr. Michael Jacobs with a patient during a consultation.


Once the paperwork has been completed, you will have a consultation with the doctor 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, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests may be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

We do not require x-rays on all patients. If you have x-rays bring them with you. We can always request any x-rays that were previously taken elsewhere. And if you do require X-rays we will order them.

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. Massage is also offered by appointment.

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. We will give you the best options but remember in this office you are the boss, you decide how much or how little you little you want.