What to Expect in our West Linn Chiropractic Office

Your First Visit (Estimated time 45 min.)

Goal: Find out if we can help

You’ll be greeted by name and with a smile. We’ll have some short paperwork to fill out and you will then be given a short tour to get you acquainted with our facilities.  You will then meet the doctor.  The purpose of your consultation is to discuss your health concerns and goals and see if chiropractic is likely to help you.  If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem.   If necessary, to gain more information you may be sent for further tests (ie x-ray/MRI).   After a brief explanation of your condition, based on the doctor’s professional judgment a gentle spinal adjustment may or may not be done on your first visit.

Your Second Visit (Estimated time 15-30 min.)

Goal: Follow up with you after your first visit and answer all your questions and offer options.  Set health goals.

After we study your health history and correlate our examination findings, we’ll make recommendations designed to help you get and keep your health.  We call this the Report of Findings.  Only when everything has been explained to you do we proceed to begin treatment.  If you provided us with insurance information on the first visit we will completely explain your coverage so you will know exactly what your benefits are.

Your Regular Visit (Estimate 15 min)

Goal: Progress to achieve health goals.  Avoid relapse.

As you can see, the time for regular visits are much shorter, but don’t think the brevity lessens its importance or value.  With the groundwork laid, we can analyze your spine and nervous system, adjust you and get you on your way.  We recognize your time is valuable.  We do everything possible to run on time and minimize the impact on your busy life.

You will be taken to a room and a specially designed heat pack will be placed on your back.  This helps reduce the days stress in your spine.  We have found this to be extremely beneficial in getting a great chiropractic adjustment.  To compliment the adjustment, often you will be placed on a “roller” table that many patients comment they want to take home with them.

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Common questions

Yes. Most car insurances will cover your care. Please contact our office for more details.

Yes. Summit Chiropractic is an in-network preferred provider and accepts most insurance programs. For specific benefit information, please contact your insurance plan directly to receive information about what services may or may not be covered. We are happy to help you understand your coverage, and work with you and your provider to get you the treatment you need.

low back pain, whiplash, auto accidents, neck pain, sciatica, sprains/strains, headaches, work related accidents.