During your initial visit you will be asked about your medical history and your symptoms. A focused neurological examination will then be made by your doctor.
We will discuss the events which have caused your injury, and, most importantly, discuss information your health care team needs regarding your symptoms (such as where you have pain, weakness, numbness, etc.) and what limitations these symptoms place on your everyday activities. Please feel free to write down this information and bring it with you to your visit.
After reviewing your medical history and diagnostic tests, you will be presented with a number of treatment options. We will inform you of the risks and benefits of each option and will assist you in making the final decision concerning which option is best for you.
Your family and close friends are an important part of the collaborative process. We encourage you to include them in any education sessions we provide concerning your condition. If you choose to have surgery, we will make every effort to keep family members informed of your progress and to involve them in your recovery process.