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Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, Donna will greet you and welcome you as a member of our family.  She'll have you fill out initial paperwork and answer any questions you may have. If you wish to save time you can fill out the new patient form 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.  Bates to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Bates to learn about you, your condition, and  expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Bates will perform a complete chiropractic examination, which includes tests such as posture, flexibility,  neurological and orthopedic tests, and physical strength tests. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.


X-Ray Studies

Not everyone who comes into our office needs to have X-rays, but depending on things like, age, chronicity of our condition, and other examination findings, we may request them. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you and alert us of  any serious spinal conditions or contraindications. Most people are excited to 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, Dr. Bates will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer your questions 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, examination findings, and X-rays, Dr. Bates will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr.  Bates will provide the best treatment plan and support for 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 techniques.  Treatment is interactive, feel free to express your joy or concerns about treatment styles.


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,  we will work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle.  Every person is unique and oftentimes their condition is 'built into' their lifestyle. So the purpose of our wellness plan is to achieve good results and have you to keep them. Spinal alignment, healthier diet, exercise, and staying positive all play a part in maintaining good health.

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