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Your First Visit

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist 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 and information on your condition.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Dr. Stuart Johnson, or Dr. Al Gunderson to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for the Doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can help you meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Dr. Stuart Johnson, or Dr. Al Gunderson will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes 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.


X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. We can also request any X-rays along with any other imaging reports that you would like us to have on hand from another doctor/facility. 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 Findings

Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, your doctor will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions that you may have including:

  1. How can you help me?
  2. How often do I need to come in?
  3. What will my treatment cost?

After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Jerrid Goebel, Dr. Stuart Johnson, or Dr. Al Gunderson will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with any other providers.  Your doctor will provide the best treatment and wellness program to best suite your needs.


Treatment

 At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage.  Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.


Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, the doctor will 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.

Locations

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Business Information

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Sturgis Chiropractic

824 1st Street
Sturgis, SD 57785

Phone: 605-347-4003

Fax: 605-347-6929

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Buffalo Chiropractic

209 Ramsland St.
Buffalo, SD 57720

Phone: 605-375-3744

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Central City

136 Broadway St.
Central City, SD 57754

Phone: 605-717-0074

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Before receiving chiropractic care I was unable to walk one block without hip and low back pain. Now I am able to walk 2 miles without pain since manual manipulation and back exercises. The most special part of my experience with Dr. Johnson was understanding why I have back pain. If you want to live pain free, then see Dr. Johnson."
    Karen Whitewood, SD
  • "The pain in my hip and low back put me at a stop. I couldn't work at all. My back greatly improved with adjustments. Chiropractic care took my pain away. The doctor offered kindness, friendship, and understanding. Not to worry, you will be well taken care of."
    Aldon Whitewood, SD Retired mechanic
  • "Due to arthritis in my neck I was having difficulty moving my neck and could not function. I even found it very difficult to drive my car. Currently at this time I have full mobility and I am proud to say that I am pain free. Dr Gunderson and staff are the best! I prefer a real solution and not pain killers. I feel like a new person... I have more energy, good sleep and my mood has greatly improved. Thank you!"
    Lynn Whitewood, SD Retired