Your initial consultation will begin with a complete spine and orthopedic examination.
Dr. Carter will also review any records that you have pertaining to your condition. Your x-ray, MRI and other diagnostic test results will be reviewed with you. Dr. Carter will discuss the nature of your condition and will answer any questions that you have. You will be given a comprehensive treatment plan based on your condition, consisting of dietary and lifestyle changes, activity modification, medications and/or injection procedures.
In most cases, injection procedures can be performed on the same day as your consultation. Please see our pre-spinal injection procedure instructions to find out what you should do prior to having a spinal injection procedure.
Please be on time for your appointment. We do our best to see all patients within 15 minutes of their scheduled appointment time. If you arrive late, we cannot guarantee your full allotted treatment time nor can we guarantee that you can still be seen that same day. Please go to or policies and forms section to download the appropriate forms to fill out in advance of your appointment.
Please remember to bring:
- Any prescriptions given to you by your referring physician.
- Relevant imaging studies or diagnostic tests (X-rays, MRIs or CT scans). The actual films/CDs are preferable, however if they are unavailable then a report should suffice.
- Prior medical records pertaining to your condition (including operative or procedure reports)
- Your insurance card.
- Your completed patient registration and patient questionnaire forms.