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What to Expect in our West Linn Chiropractic Office

We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful patient relationships is to explain everything in advance.  No surprises!


The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you will enjoy. It’s that simple.  So check us out here.  Poke around.  Get to know us.  Then, contact us to make an appointment so we can get to know you.


New patient filling out paperwork

When you first arrive there will be some brief paperwork to complete.

Your First Visit (Estimated time 30-45 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.


Report of findings

On your report visit we explain what we found and how we may be able to help you.

Your Second Visit (Estimated time 20 min.)

Goal: Report to you, in detail, our findings from the 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.


Avoid relapse with regular visits.

Avoid relapse with regular visits.

Your Regular Visit (Estimate 5-10 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.

If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic, call Summit Chiropractic & Massage or Click here to email us your questions!


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