What to Expect as a New Patient:
Prior to your appointment, we ask that you fill out a few forms in preparation for your visit with one of our chiropractors. These forms provide us with background information about your symptoms and conditions and are an important first step in determining your individualized care plan. Having them completed beforehand allows you the opportunity to be thorough with your answers and saves time during your visit.
When you arrive at our clinic, you’ll be welcomed with a warm, friendly smile. Please have your forms ready for the receptionist as well as insurance information. If you have not completed the necessary paperwork prior to your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to fill them out.
Once you’ve completed the necessary paperwork, you will meet your doctor, who will sit down with you to discuss your history and learn more about your lifestyle, symptoms, expectations, and goals. This will help us to determine if chiropractic care can, indeed, improve your situation.
Next, we’ll conduct a chiropractic exam, including specific orthopedic and neurological tests, that assesses range of motion, muscle tone, muscle strength, and neurological integrity.
Based upon the results of your medical history and chiropractic exam, x-ray studies may be necessary to reveal any structural abnormalities and to more accurately diagnose a condition.
Based on the findings of your examination, the doctor will discuss with you whether or not you would benefit from chiropractic care and, where appropriate, may make recommendations for care from additional providers. This a great time to ask any questions and have your concerns addressed.
At your initial visit, depending on the care plan we develop for you, we may perform a chiropractic adjustment on the areas of your spine that are not functioning properly. These adjustments will improve joint mobility, reduce joint inflammation, and reduce pain. Your chiropractor will instruct you on lifestyle changes and an exercise plan that will accelerate your healing.
Our Patient Forms
Depending on the type of visit you will be coming in for, you can use these links to fill out your forms so you are ready as soon as you come in.
For the Whole Family
We invite you to stop in at our office or call Messer Chiropractic and Nutrition Center to see what we’re all about. From comfortable, friendly surroundings, Dr. Amanda Messer and our entire staff are on a mission to provide you with individualized chiropractic care that will help you to live a healthy, pain free life.
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