What To Expect

Dr. Wafer is awesome! He's always upbeat and pleasant to be around. He takes the time to explain things, and he's very thorough. I feel like he really listens and concentrates on specific problem areas so I get the most out of my visit. This new location is a clean and friendly atmosphere, just like the original location. I've been going to Dr. Wafer for over three years, and I highly recommend him!

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Your First Visit

This seems to be what everyone wants to know before they will even take one step in the door. This is certainly understandable if you’ve never been to see a chiropractor before. You likely wouldn’t walk into a restaurant without knowing what type of food was served, you wouldn’t walk into a doctor’s office without knowing what to expect.

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you likely already have a lot of questions and lot of ideas about what a chiropractor does. So let’s talk about what will happen on your very first visit to our office.

Initial Consultation

During the initial consultation, we’re going to sit down and you will have a chance to tell us all about your health problem. We want to know how it started, what it feels like, what you’ve done about it so far, and what may have worked before… even if it was just temporarily.

Examination

If after hearing about your problem it seems that your condition may be helped by chiropractic, we will perform an examination. There have been times where it has been very clear after the consultation that our office is simply not the best place for the patient's problem.

We don’t accept patients for care if don’t believe we can help, so we first evaluate your condition during the consultation and then perform range of motion tests, then chiropractic, orthopedic, and neurological examinations.

X-Ray Examination

If after your consultation and examination I determine that x-rays of your spine are needed, we will perform an x-ray examination. X-rays are not needed for every person or every condition, but it is our preference that we can see what's happening with you before we start treatment.

The need for x-rays will be determined on a case-by-case basis and the reason for the tests will be explained to you before they are performed.

Initial Treatment

This is one of the most common concerns asked by new patients, "Will I get treated on the first day?" We want you to feel better, and that means if you're accepted as a new patient, you'll need to get adjusted.

In most cases, you will be adjusted along with any helpful treatment on that first visit. We want to help you get results as quickly as possible. If we end up needing x-rays, you'll want us to properly evaluate those x-rays before we just start adjusting your spine.

Report of Findings

At the end of your first visit, you will be scheduled for a report of findings visit. If we end up taking x-rays, we will review the results of your examination and show you a detailed analysis for your x-rays.

Most importantly, we will explain exactly what you have and how we can help. This is your plan. Your plan will include our best recommendations and may include chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, spinal decompression, and home exercises & stretches.

Cost

If you have insurance...
Every insurance company offers plans that cover chiropractic care, and we are in-network for all major insurance plans. What your plan covers, however, cannot be confirmed until we call your insurance company. In some cases, we are able to gather some details online. We will do our best to confirm your benefits prior to your first visit, but you can always call your insurance company to determine your coverage at any time.

If you do not have insurance...
The initial examination is $60, with spinal x-rays at $50 per area (typically $100 in total). Adjustments and spinal decompression are each $55 per visit. We do offer pre-pay discounts if you buy a package of adjustments and payments plans are also available.

Next Steps

Once we know you have a problem we can help and we've determined the cause of your symptoms, we will provide a plan of action to help you get the best results possible. Recommendations will include the expected number of visits, the length of time it should take, type of treatment, and any referrals. So now it's time to get to work! 

Our treatment recommendations are to not just patch the problem, but fix it as much as possible. We strive for fast and lasting results, which will include home care exercise and recommendations. We provide the services that you can't do on your own, but will help you save time and money by giving you home care instructions to complement your care.

This is your health and we want to help guide you every step of the way. There's a lot we can do to help on our end, but the patients that get the best results will follow through on the activities and instructions we provide for you to do at home. Your health requires your participation and we want to see you achieve the best health we can.