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Bristol Chiropractor | Bristol chiropractic care | TN | First Visit

Schumacher Family Chiropractic Wellness Center

800 Hill St.
Bristol, TN 37620
             619 W. Main St.
Lebanon, VA 24266

(423) 968-3311

  (276) 889-1314

First Visit


What Should You Expect on Your First Visit with Us? 

When You First Arrive

We treat each patient as part of our extended chiropractic family, as our goal is to offer state-of-the-art chiropractic care coupled with a personal touch all wrapped up in comfortable surroundings.

 If you have already completed your new patient paperwork, great! We can get usually get you back with the doctor quickly. If you haven't, that's ok too! We'll get you started right away. It typically takes about 20 minutes for most people to fill out their paperwork, but if you prefer you can download and print the forms from our New Patient section or click here


When You See the Doctor


Ourexamination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the "Vertebral Subluxation" (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for spinal and nervous system health.  

The first part of our exam consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system evaluation, which includes "palpation". Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. With this exam, the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may be involved with subluxations. We can see how subluxations may be affecting the functions of your nervous system. 

In the second part of this examination, non-invasive scans may be performed on the surface of your spinal area to evaluate surface electrical impulses and measure them along your spine.


When We Take X-Rays 

Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age and situation. X-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. Commonly, most patients receive three spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.

Your Report of Findings

Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. Thisvisit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at your Report of Findings that we will give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your Report of Findings with you after your first visit.

Bristol Chiropractor | First Visit. Dr. Steven Schumacher is a Bristol Chiropractor.