What to Expect on Your First Visit

You may be considering chiropractic care for the first time, but are not sure what to expect.  I thought it might be helpful to outline what you can expect as a new patient visiting my office.    

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5 Things to expect on your first visit.  

Patient Intake:

First, you will complete some forms, which include a detailed health questionnaire. This information will help me to understand your medical history and direct me to specific questions I will have about your condition.   

Consult

We will discuss your personal health history and the reason you decided to visit my practice.   The consultation will direct me to a general approach to solving your condition.

Exam

The next step is an exam, where I will test your range of motion, joints, muscles, soft tissues, and neurology of your problem.  This process may include ordering additional tests such as X-rays, an MRI, or a referral to a specialist.

Treatment Plan

If I feel that I can help you, I will then give you a treatment plan using the latest guidelines of best practices to help you achieve your goal.

After the adjustment, I may ask you to walk around the office for several minutes to see how you are feeling.  

Follow Up

Based upon your situation, we will decide upon a good follow-up time for you to visit.  At that time, I will assess if further treatment is needed.

While regular chiropractic adjustments are beneficial and recommended for overall health and well being, often, it is not necessary to return for multiple treatments to relieve acute pain.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 412-343-2006.  

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Things We Love: Wild Orange Oil

From time to time, we want to share products that we love with you.  As mentioned before, we now offer doTerra products in our office, as this is a product that we use consistently in our home and think it is worth sharing.

Wild Orange Essential Oil is one of those products.

wild-orange-essential-oildoTerra’s Wild Orange Essential Oil is cold-pressed from the peel.  Diffuse wild orange for an energizing citrus aroma.

Also, if you use natural cleaning ingredients in your home, wild orange makes a great addition to your mix.

Would You Like to Sample Wild Orange?

We are giving away 5ml bottles to the first ten people who request them!  Just email or give us a call, and we will have one waiting for you in the office.  We will take the first 10 requests until supplies are gone.   Your sample must be picked up in the office at 4136 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA.   Give us a call at 412-343-2006 or email us at drtim@drtimsciullo.com.

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Make your spaces smell like this orange grove with Wild Orange Essential Oil

 

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Holiday Hours

 

We hope that you have a happy holiday season.  Please note our holiday hours below:

Closed: 
Monday, December 23 through Friday December 26th
New Year’s Day

Open: 
Monday, December 30th and Tuesday, December 31st
Thursday January 2nd  and Friday January 3rd

Workplace Injuries

workplaceinjury (1)If you have are hurt on the job, seek care as soon as possible.   Ignoring pain can lengthen your recovery time and possibly lead to permanent damage.  There are some rules that you must follow if making a work injury claim with your employer.

  1. You must fill out an incident report with a human resources representative.

  2. Your human resources department should provide you with a list of providers you can see for your injury.  You must see one of the providers on this panel for the first sixty days.  After sixty days, you are free to see a provider of your choice.  Companies are required to have chiropractor providers on their panel.  If Dr. Sciullo is not currently on the panel, you can request your human resources department add him.

  3.  While company policies vary, generally the first five days of missed work will be taken as vacation or sick days.   After that, most policies will cover employees for missed pay.

  4. More companies are requiring drug/alcohol testing with every work comp claim.  Drug/Alcohol positive testing may result in job termination and claim denial.

The paperwork for a work injury can be very daunting.  We will handle all of the paperwork and authorizations for your treatment in our office so that you can concentrate on recovery. 

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In an Accident? What Next?

Dr. Tim Sciullo provides options for injury recovery without the use of narcotics.

If you’ve been in an accident there are many things to think about – the most important is your physical recovery. Dr. Sciullo has over twenty-five years experience treating accident victims. He is on the workers’ compensation panel of providers for many area companies, schools, and non-profits.

With any traumatic injury, no matter how minor, it is important to be seen right away. The advice you are given in the first 48 hours will dictate how speedy your recovery will be. Dr. Sciullo offers same or next-day appointments for accident victims because of the importance of proper advice at the onset of your injury.

Rest in the fact that Dr. Sciullo is knowledgeable about auto, liability and workers’ comp claims and his office will handle all appropriate paperwork for you.