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Your First Visit

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Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our new patient forms (these are also available online, just click "New Patient Center" and then click "New Patient Forms"). This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.


Consultation

Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Brown Hamer to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Hamer to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Hamer 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 refer you for X-rays or an MRI as well. X-rays and MRI's 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 or MRI 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. Hamer will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any 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, and examining your spine and possibly X-rays or MRI, Dr. Hamer will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Hamer will provide the best treatment and wellness program 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 massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.As a vital member of your healthcare team, your input is just as important as ours.


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. Once you've reached a pain free level of wellness, we welcome you to join our Wellness Club and feel great year round. Check out our Wellness Club by clicking here: wellness club