Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Wayne Buessing to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Wayne Buessing to learn more about you, your condition and expectations in order to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Wayne Buessing will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays. These can help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us to any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed to see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Wayne Buessing will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions, including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Wayne Buessing will discuss recommendations and notify you as to your condition and if it requires care with other providers beyond what chiropractic care can provide. Dr. Wayne Buessing will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment and its benefit at anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you to help create healthy habits and routines specific to your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet and exercise program in place, and maintain a positive mental state.