Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, we will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history & information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Dieter to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr Dieter to learn more about you, your condition & expectations to determine how you want chiropractic care to meet your goals. (DrBackman.com is our business name & a bit of marketing:)
After your consultation, Dr Lawrence A. Dieter will perform a chiropractic, ortho, postural & neurological examination painting a picture of your health base line. This way you & Dr Dieter can see/measure your progress without having to guess. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent. (the exam will be accomplished without your need to disrobe.)
Not everyone needs x-rays. It depends on if your specific history/condition is included in the criteria for who should have x-rays in order to arrive at a diagnosis. X-rays help us develop an effective treatment plan for you & alert us of any unknown underlying spinal conditions which would effect your prognosis. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignment & degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr Lawrence A. Dieter will give you a detailed report of all findings & 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. Dieter will discuss recommendations & share with you if your condition in Not Chiropractic & requires care with other providers. Dr Lawrence A. Dieter will provide the best treatment & wellness options for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, if you have a chiropractic problem & there are no contraindications against a chiropractor adjusting you, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue work. Your treatment is interactive, at each follow visit we will get your input on your progress, so we welcome your feedback or concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime. It is our goal for the second visit, if needed, to give you additional "tools", exercises, postural tips, diet helps to speed up your progress back to complete health!
If your condition requires more than one treatment, which is common as chiropractic is a
type of "rehab" for your nervous system. So on the second visit includes very importantly: 1.
Your Feedback! 2. A demonstration of appropriate stretches/exercises/lifestyle changes so you
can speed up your own recovery!
If l 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 also to create healthy habits and routines for 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, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.