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Your First Visit

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. Yes we will treat you like family, not a number. We will request that you complete our paperwork that we have emailed to you at you scheduled your appointment or our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.


Consultation

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


Examination

After your consultation, Dr. Steven Skaggs will perform a 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 take X-rays as well. X-rays 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 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. Steven Skaggs 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 X-rays, Dr. Steven Skaggs will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Steven Skaggs will provide custom designed 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.


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.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Joplin Office

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

1:30 pm-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Myself and my wife both have had the pleasure of being clients of Steven Skaggs. Steve is the real deal with a huge heart and truly cares for his clients needs! Steve and his wonderful staff always go above and beyond to make sure that they are diagnosing and helping you with the best up to date information and technology available. I could not more highly recommend another Chiropractor in the Joplin area that will have your best interests in mind! Thank you for all you do Steven!"
    Jerry M.
  • "A huge thank you to Dr. Skaggs! My memory has been crap after my car wreck. Tonight after my Oxygen dive, I was able to recall an entire conversation to remember a request. That was huge for me."
    Michelle R.
  • "Dr. Skaggs found the cause of my frozen shoulder when the orthopedic docs didn't...it was partially sublexed!! After just 4-5 times of him putting it back in place I was able to start working on my range of motion!!!"
    Hilda C.