The first step in getting you well is that all new patients will have a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Wirtanen. The consultation is to determine the extent of your health-related issues, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how we can meet your health care goals. It is also the time for you to meet the staff, and to get to know the doctor.
After your consultation, we will perform an examination based on the complexity of your conditions.
Since 2011, we have invested in you by getting a new Digital X-Ray system by Chirosight! X-Rays are an important part of your chiropractic experience. With X-Rays, we can define the problem, not the symptom. In many the majority of cases, patients have problems that are not visible to the eye. Dr. Wirtanen is a specialist who has been trained to not only take X-rays, but how to interpret them with respect to your chiropractic conditions. He understands the radiological relationship between the spine and the body.
Our state of the art system will help us identify your problem, not your symptom, so you may attain a state of health you desire. The bottom line is that without X-rays, a doctor can only guess what is wrong, and guess what needs to be fixed. We have taken the guesswork out of the equation.
Safety: We have taken the steps to invest in the proper equipment to insure you get properly treated, and above all, to insure the safety of our patients. We need to know what is under the hood so we can fix you faster and safer. Most importantly, we need to know if you have any contraindications to getting treated.
During the last 6 months, Dr. Wirtanen has identified 5 potential life threatening conditions and over 26 trauma displacements of the cervical and lumbar spine. The majority of the cases were treated successfully, and only one case was referred for surgery.