New Patient Center
Arriving at a chiropractic office for the first time can be stressful. Filling out paperwork, learning new faces, and getting to know your way around the office can be an overwhelming experience.
That’s why at Tualatin Optimal Wellness, your choice for Tualatin Chiropractors, we aim to remove any unnecessary stress or tension and make you feel comfortable during your visit with our chiropractor. Below are the resources you can use if you are new patient with us.
Your First Visit
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you and provide you with the necessary patient forms (located below in the New Patient Forms section) which will then begin your wellness journey.
PHASE 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come to Tualatin Optimal Wellness, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective Care
During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.
As one of the premiere Tualatin chiropractors, Dr. Davison at Tualatin Optimal Wellness has created a pricing structure that is flexible enough to allow you to get the chiropractic care you need, no matter what your budget.
Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please contact us if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. We also accept auto accident and workers compensation cases that result in back pain, headaches or other symptoms which can be addressed with chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged.
Our goal at Tualatin Optimal Wellness is to allow everyone to experience the benefits of chiropractic care and adjustments. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, we can work with you to arrange a flexible payment program that fits your budget. If you have no insurance or if your insurance does not have any chiropractic benefits, there are still ways for you to receive the pain relief and chiropractic care that you need. Many patients choose to pay directly for their visits with the chiropractor, especially as they discover that chiropractic care is actually extremely cost-effective and affordable. For these patients, chiropractic care is often cheaper and more effective than alternative pain treatments such as pain medications or invasive surgery.
Our focus at Tualatin Optimal Wellness is to actively help you and your family in taking responsibility for your total health, wellness, and disease management. Our chiropractor will assist and guide you as you take the time to care for some of the most important people in your world: you and your family. In an effort to make living the wellness lifestyle as easy and affordable as possible, we can create a customized family chiropractic plan that is specific to you and your family.
Health on a Budget with Chiropractic Care
At Tualatin Optimal Wellness we are convinced that chiropractic care will help you stay healthy and pain-free, using only a small amount of your time and money. Our chiropractic health professionals will help you care for your most important asset–your health. We truly believe the prevention is the best cure, and regular chiropractic care will be far less time consuming and expensive than trying to recover from pain or an injury after it’s happened.
If you feel you do not have enough time or money to take care of yourself, please contact us – we can help! The last thing we want is for you to come to our chiropractic center in crisis. So please, we would like to encourage you to take your health very seriously. As the old saying goes, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. Unfortunately, too many people don’t discover how true that statement is until it is too late.
Useful links from your chiropractor in Tualatin, OR – Dr. Aaron Davison
Dr. Tatsumi at Oregon Spine Care
Brain & Spine Surgeon
Dr. Darrell Brett
Stem-Cells and Prolotherapy
Is chiropractic care safe?
Yes, very safe. Chiropractic care is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Most independent research recognizes that chiropractic care is safe and effective for pain and conditions of the spine. Both U.S. and Canadian studies have supported chiropractic care for safety, effectiveness, and validity.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
Is there a NON-POPPING way to adjust?
The answer is YES! Not all manipulation OR adjusting requires a “poppoing” sound in the joint. There are various techniques to mobilize and correct a joint dysfunction or abnormal movement without the scary noise that makes most people fear their treatment. Various techniques range from instruments (i.e. arthrostem, activator, and impulse methods), Strain-Counterstrain technique (passive mobilization), and soft tissue remedies to name a few. Whatever is causing you pain, there is a remedy. Let us help you recover!
What is chiropractic care used for?
Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints such as neck/back pain, pain in the joints of the arm/legs, headaches, and nerve pain. Although chiropractic is used for these types of conditions, studies have also found it to be effective for a variety of conditions such as migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, infantile colic, gastrointestinal issues, and much more.
Is chiropractic care forever?
Many chiropractors recommend continuing “maintenance care”. A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. But researchers have not been able to demonstrate the benefit of seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis once a condition is stabilized or resolved. Therefore, we generally do not encourage additional treatment beyond the point of maximum improvement. However, we do encourage you to come in if you sense an old problem returning, or a new condition developing. Obviously, the earlier we begin treating a problem will limit the amount of damage that can occur, and the sooner you will experience relief.
What type of education and training do chiropractors have?
Doctors of chiropractic care educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard.
Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.