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First Visit to Bear River Chiropractic

Gathering Information

Upon entering the office, you will be greeted by Merly. She is knowledgeable, professional and helpful. You will complete your initial health history paperwork. The paperwork provides us with general information about yourself and specific information about your condition.

If you you prefer to complete the initial health history paperwork prior to your appointment, you can download the form. Please note that if the patient is under the age of 16 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must sign at the end of the intake form as a consent for treatment.


Once Dr. Jim has reviewed your file, you will have a consultation with him to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, as well as potential treatment options.

History and Examination

In order to determine/diagnose what is causing your symptoms, the doctor will ask you various questions related to your condition. Next, a number of specialized tests will be performed to determine which tissues are affected and to what extent.

X-ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to either rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you.


Dr. Jim will study your history and examination findings to determine your care. In certain cases patients will be provided with their first treatment during this same visit. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapies, and/or soft tissue therapies.

Home Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given instructions on certain activities or procedures to be conducted at home. This may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches.

Schedule Your Next Appointment

You will be given a convenient appointment time for your follow-up visit. Generally speaking, patients are seen within 1-2 days and are provided with a complete review of findings. Treatment options for your condition will also be discussed during this time. Call us at (530) 268-2288 to schedule an appointment or visit us at 22824 Industrial Place in Grass Valley CA.

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