Upon entering our office, our front desk will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition, and is necessary for the doctors to determine if we can help you.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Michael Oste to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the doctor to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Oste will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes, strength, 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 as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Test Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Michael Oste will study the information and analyze your tests. After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Oste will then put together for you an educational and detailed report of all findings and answer any questions. This will give you an idea of what is going on in your body to cause your symptoms, how it may have happened, and if we can help you.
This report will help you understand how corrective chiropractic adjustments can help you condition and improve your overall health for our future. The following questions will be answered:
- How can chiropractic help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
The doctor will discuss care plan recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers, as well as any possible dietary, exercise, and ergonomic modifications. The doctors' at Take Care Chiropractic & Wellness will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
By moving forward with care, you will then experience your first adjustment. We begin with the most gentle and comfortable adjustments first, to see how your body reacts to the adjustment. We use drop-piece tables to reduce the amount of force we have to put on your body, as well as mirror-image adjusting techniques to normalize the curves and misalignments in your spine. We will call you later that evening to get some feedback about your first adjustment. This information will help us determine how your body responds to the adjustment given the condition your spine was when you came into our office and how we schedule you moving forward with care.