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First Visit and Treatment Visits

Welcome and Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will  welcome you as a member of our family.  We will request that you complete our  patient forms located in the Online Forms Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.

Consultation and Health History

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

Physical Examination

After your consultation, you will receive appropriate chiropractic physical examination.  This includes: posture evaluation, range of motion testing, bone alignment testing, neurological testing, orthopedic pain-location, muscle strength and function testing. No treatment is performed during the examination, as a diagnosis must be established first.

X-Ray Studies

Depending on your specific condition, x-rays may be indicated.   We can take these in the office and will review your films with you.  The x-rays show us the severity of mis-alignments and spinal decay, and also identify other pathology that may modify or preclude treatment.

Report of Findings and Discussion of Options

Once the information is collected  and examinations are performed, we will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:

  1. Will Dr. Hafner accept my case for treatment?
  2. What are Dr. Hafner's treatment options for me?
  3. How often do I need to come in?
  4. What will my treatment cost?

Treatment Visits

Once you have treatment for your condition may include spinal adjustments, therapies, and exercises.   Periodic progress re-examinations are performed and the doctor will frequently update your health history.

We will always give our best recommendations, but it is up to you to decide how to use that information to get your optimal recovery.

How many visits will your condition require?

We don't guess at this.  We use actual medical research guidelines that are tailored to you as a specific individual and your condition.  Our goal is you help you reach your goals as fast as we can, and give you long-lasting  or permanent recovery when possible.

Some health conditions require a few visits (6-18 visits).  Some complicated conditions such as severe arthritis, sciatica, neurological issues, permanent postural correction, and significant disc herniation can require many visits (24,36 or more visits). 

Wellness, Prevention, and Maintenance Adjustment Visits

Most of our health conscious patients, and those with conditions that simply require periodic check-ups will see us a several times per year to stay at their best.

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.

What is subluxation and why are chiropractors looking for it?

Subluxation is the medical and chiropractic definition of misalignment of a joint.  Vertebral subluxation complex is all the things that happen around misalignments of the spine (bone misalignment, muscle tension, ligament inflammation, nerve irritation, spinal cord stress, disc bulges, tissue swelling, and generally inefficient physiology can all be part of this complex).  Chiropractors are traditionally trained to locate, correct, prevent, and give relief of all of the components of the subluxation complex so you are at your best.  This philosophy for health is what separates a doctor of chiropractic from the practice of medicine.


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8:00am - Noon

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8:00am - Noon

2:00 - 6:30pm


8:00am - Noon

2:00 - 6:30pm








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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Hafner is great! My husband, myself & our 6 month old baby go to Dr. Hafner to maintain our back care. He helped with special things like my pregnancy, infant care, & regular alignments. He's a super nice guy who knows & likes his job. We highly recommend him!"
    crisocolla Lakewood, CO

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