Preparing for Your First Visit
We welcome you as a new patient at Chicago Sports & Chiro in the BASH Sports Academy and we look forward to helping you achieve health and comfort through chiropractic's natural methods. Prior to your appointment, please download each of the new patient forms here. Please have them filled-out and bring them with you to your first appointment. Take your time to gather all of the information about your health‚ the more complete and accurate it is, the better we will be able to identify any possible issues. If you have had any recent diagnostic tests performed please bring them with you during your first visit, this way Dr. Castillo can avoid repeating any diagnostic evaluations.
New Patient Forms
- Chiropractic Case History - This provides your contact information and the reason for your visit
- Confidential Health History - Identifies any health concerns through a comprehensive checklist
- Family Health History - Indicates all health problems that run in your family
- Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire - Determines how your low pack pain has affected your everyday life
- Neck Pain Questionnaire - Determines how your neck pain has affected your everyday life
- VAS Sheet - The Visual Analog Scale helps to rate the area of your pain
- Pain Chart - Helps map the location and sensation of your pain
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Dr. Castillo will review your forms and discuss your health history. He will ask you questions about your current symptoms and any past care you may have received. All of this information will help Dr. Castillo determine whether chiropractic care is an appropriate treatment for your condition. If the doctor determines that chiropractic care is not the best course of treatment, he will refer you to the appropriate health care provider.
We ask that you come dressed in comfortable clothing such as sweat pants and/or shorts, a T-shirt or tank top, because after discussing your health history, Dr. Castillo will perform a series of orthopedic, neurological and spinal examinations to identify any specific problems. He will also ask you to perform a series of movements to analyze your posture, your movement patterns, and any leg length imbalances. In some cases, the doctor may refer you out to have an x-ray or an MRI before starting your treatment, to rule out anything serious such as a fracture of disc herniation.
Diagnosis + Treatment
Dr. Castillo will determine a diagnosis based on your history, examination and any diagnostic tests. The doctor will present you with an individual treatment plan specifically to address your health problems, taking the time to explain its elements in detail and to answer your questions. Your treatment may involve any combination of services offered at the clinic, including spinal and/or extremity manipulation, soft tissue therapy, functional corrective exercises, electrical stimulation, CLLT or acupuncture. Some patients may even benefit from nutritional and lifestyle counseling. Our goal for every treatment plan is to not only address your current problem, but to improve your health and overall well-being for the long term.