What To Expect2024-05-24T22:13:55+00:00

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What To Expect

A comfortable, relaxed and professional environment is what you’ll experience at Bridgetown Chiropractic and wellness. We’re here to provide proper care for your injuries and work with you to help you achieve your goals.

We ask that you arrive promptly for your first appointment to allow time to complete some brief paperwork that will provide important information for the doctors about your medical history.

One of the most important parts of your visit is consultation, where you and one of our doctors will discuss the pain or discomfort you are feeling, talk about your medical history, explore how and why the current situation may have started, and discuss how your condition has progressed. All of this information is important to help our doctors determine the best steps to alleviate your pain, and identify an individualized, preventative treatment plan that meets your goals – and returns you to a healthy, pre-injury status.

One of our doctors will carefully examine the area of pain or discomfort using neurologic and orthopedic exam procedures in order to accurately diagnose any conditions you may have.

Following the examination, one of our doctors will discuss his diagnosis with you. He’ll report what he has discovered during the examination and how those factors could be contributing to your current situation. Patients are encouraged to ask questions during their entire visit, but especially during this phase when treatment options are discussed. Patients who have not previously received chiropractic care can expect additional explanation from one of our doctors during this phase to make sure they understand and are comfortable with the treatment plan he his recommending.
Our doctors will combine chiropractic and physical therapy techniques to help reduce your aches and pains. Bridgetown practices Diversified Chiropractic, one of the most practiced methods of chiropractic care. Therapy methods can include the use of hot packs, electro therapy, ultrasound or massage. If needed, additional therapy options will be discussed.
Depending on your specific condition, one of our doctors will also provide home care instructions and follow up recommendations to help you reach your goals. It is important to the doctors that their patients understand what may have caused their condition. Before you leave the office, one of our doctors will offer recommendations and suggestions to prevent your condition from worsening or returning. This could include handouts that describe specific home exercises designed by the doctors to strengthen or stretch injured areas to facilitate the healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never seen a chiropractor before, what should I expect?2022-04-26T22:11:23+00:00

When visiting Bridgetown Chiropractic for the first time, you should expect that our doctors will take time to explain how chiropractic works and why it helps. You will receive a comprehensive examination and the doctor will review past medical history. You will be given time to have your questions answered and provide explanations about chiropractic techniques. If it is reasonable and necessary, you should expect to undergo treatment during this visit. If it is determined that additional visits would be appropriate, a plan of care would be discussed, as well as what to expect at follow-up visits.

Will my treatment be painful?2022-04-26T22:11:17+00:00

Depending on their specific condition, some patients may experience a mild level of discomfort. However, the majority of our patients report an instant overall decrease in pain. By providing explanations of their actions, the doctors will ensure that you are aware of everything they are doing before any treatments are performed.

How long will my visit last?2022-04-26T22:11:12+00:00

Your first visit may last up to one hour, and follow-up appointments generally last about 30 minutes. Our doctors take time with each patient to connect with them on a personal level and help guide patients to a state of overall wellness. Time spent with our doctors is never hurried or rushed.

Will I need x-rays?2022-04-26T22:11:08+00:00

This test will only be ordered if it is necessary to help our doctors diagnose your problem, or if your treatment has not progressed as anticipated. X-rays are generally not needed in order to receive care.

What if I need a referral to another doctor or surgeon?2022-04-26T22:11:03+00:00

Our chiropractors work closely with Portland-area physicians and frequently see patients who have been referred to them by outside providers. To ensure that our patients receive the best care for their condition, the doctors work cooperatively with a patient’s whole team of medical providers.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?2022-04-26T22:10:58+00:00

We understand that occasionally patients may need to reschedule their appointments. Because of the personalized attention given to each patient at Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness, it is preferred that cancelations are made 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time. Patients who miss their appointment without notifying the office may be subject to a $35.00 no-show fee.

What types of payment does Bridgetown Chiropractic and Wellness accept?2022-04-26T22:10:52+00:00

Bridgetown Chiropractic accepts checks, cash, debit card, credit card, and Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account cards as payment for services. Payments, including health insurance co-payments, are due at the time of service. Patients who are eligible for health insurance should bring their insurance cards with them during their visit, and Bridgetown will bill your insurance provider.

What if I don’t have health insurance?2022-04-26T22:10:47+00:00

Provided they are able to pay at the time of their visit, the doctors will see patients without insurance. We offer a variety of treatments in our clinic in addition to chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. Patients are welcome to pay as they go per treatment.

What if I have been involved in a car accident?2022-04-26T22:10:42+00:00

In the State of Oregon, auto insurance policies carry a personal injury protection clause of at least $15,000 per person, per vehicle. Typically, health insurance costs that are accrued as a result of the car accident are paid-in-full by the auto insurance provider within two years of the accident. We are committed to working with insurance companies to make sure patients receive medically necessary care until they are returned to pre-injury status.

What if I was hurt at work?2022-04-26T22:10:31+00:00

Most injured workers are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. Following a workplace injury, a chiropractor can serve as the attending physician for the first 60 days, or 18 visits, whichever comes first. Typically all bills are paid-in-full by the insurance provider, but the doctors will work with your insurance provider to provide details regarding your specific situation.

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