On your first visit to our office you will be welcomed in with warmth and our receptionist will greet you with a friendly smile. You will then be asked to fill out our required forms which will help us gain some information about you and your condition. During the consultation we go over your health history to get a thorough understanding regarding your symptoms. At this point, Dr. Nienaber will be able to tell you if your condition is one that can be helped through chiropractic care. If so, she will continue on with the examination process to narrow the differential diagnosis to a single specific diagnosis. If chiropractic care isn't the best option, she will then find the doctor that can help you the most. Nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
After a thorough consultation with the doctor, you will have a complete chiropractic examination. This can include testing your reflexes, checking your range of motion, performing multiple comprehensive orthopedic tests, neurologic testing, postural, and physical examinations. The doctor will gain valuable information regarding your condition so she may have a better understanding of how she will be able to help you.
If necessary, the doctor may need to refer the patient out for X-rays or refer you for additional testing procedures. The need for X-rays are considered on a case by case basis.
Review of diagnosis
Once all the information and examinations have been performed, the doctor will give you a diagnosis and tell you her recommendations for treatment.
If she can help you with your condition, she will thoroughly explain to you the procedure she would recommend, inform you of your alternative options, and educate you of any possible risks involved.
Report of findings
On your second appointment, you will be given a comprehensive report of findings consisting of detailed information from your first visit. It will include the history, the physical exam results, any ancillary studies or X-rays, the diagnosis, and the treatment plan. Your diagnosis will be explained in detail and the prognosis will be given. This is a time for questions and concerns as you begin the road to better health.