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New Patients

New Patient Information

Tapper Chiropractic is pleased to be accepting new patients, and we’re excited for you to begin the journey to better health. Below you will find information to help you better understand what to expect from your first and successive visits to our office. Remember that each visit builds on the ones before; if you miss a visit, you risk losing the momentum needed for good results. Please contact us if you have any questions and our friendly staff would be happy to assist you.

During your consultation with the doctor you will discuss your health goals and learn how chiropractic could help you. If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem. Patients appreciate that we explain everything up front and in simple terms.

On your second visit we report what we found and how we can help you. After having studied your health history and correlated our examination findings, we will make recommendations to help you recover and maintain your well-being.

A typical office visit may require only five to ten minutes, but that brevity doesn’t lessen its value. Because your time is valuable, we take pride in the minimal impact our treatments have on your schedule. With your assessment complete, we can quickly adjust your spine and nervous system and get you on your way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as these disorders’ effects on general health. Chiropractic care is most often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, headaches, and pain in the joints of the arms or legs.

What Is a Chiropractic Adjustment, Does it Hurt And is it Safe?

Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting, or through repetitive stress, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor posture for an extended period of time. A chiropractic adjustment is very safe and painless. It restores joint mobility by applying controlled force into impacted joints, which relieves pain, reduces muscle tightness, and allows tissues to heal. Most patients look forward to their chiropractic treatments and many feel instant relief, although those receiving treatment for severe neck or back pain may experience some discomfort. There are fewer than 100 adverse reactions to chiropractic adjustments per year. You are hundreds of times more likely to suffer an adverse reaction from taking an aspirin than you are from receiving a chiropractic adjustment.

How Educated Is My Chiropractor?

Educational requirements for chiropractic doctors are among the highest of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already taken nearly four years of premedical college education, including courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, at least four years of professional study are required. Because of the intricate and hands-on nature of chiropractic, significant portion of time is spent in clinical training. In total, the chiropractic 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.

Do You Have to Keep Going Once You Start Chiropractic Care?

No, but it is important to consider that chiropractic treatment, as with other fields of medicine, is ideally lifelong. Just like a regular dentist visit is vital to healthy teeth, so too is chiropractic maintenance for the rest of the body. Read more about the phases of chiropractic care on our healing techniques page.

Is Chiropractic for Kids?

Absolutely! Children can have spinal misalignments just like adults. This can lower a child’s resistance, disposing them to illnesses such as headaches, ear infections, back pain, poor concentration, irritability, and more. A simple, painless spinal exam will allow your chiropractor to find and treat any misalignments if they are present. At Tapper Chiropractic, we welcome patients of any age!

At Tapper Chiropractic Clinic, our philosophy is simple: health is your most valuable possession. Contact our office today to discover your healthiest self.

Testimonials

I had abdominal surgery about a year ago and after my surgery, my lower back began bothering me. My lower back pain progressively got worse to the point that I couldn’t sleep at night. I can hardly believe how much better I feel since receiving chiropractic care in Dr. Tapper’s office. —LM
2018-04-29T12:19:23-05:00
I had abdominal surgery about a year ago and after my surgery, my lower back began bothering me. My lower back pain progressively got worse to the point that I couldn’t sleep at night. I can hardly believe how much better I feel since receiving chiropractic care in Dr. Tapper’s office. —LM

Two years ago my husband and I were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our car was totaled and we both sustained injuries to our neck and back. We were very satisfied with the treatment provided at Tapper Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Tapper's office was a very beautiful clinic with a friendly front desk person that made us feel welcome. —KA
2018-04-29T12:18:06-05:00
Two years ago my husband and I were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our car was totaled and we both sustained injuries to our neck and back. We were very satisfied with the treatment provided at Tapper Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Tapper's office was a very beautiful clinic with a friendly front desk person that made us feel welcome. —KA

My 3 year old son has had recurrent ear infections and hearing loss since he was a one year old. My mother told me to let Dr. Tapper check my son and see what he could do. After a short time, my son’s recurrent ear infections stopped. His hearing improved and after 6 months now, his speech has improved. Since he has had a hearing loss for the past 2 years, his speech has been impaired. Thanks to Dr. Tapper, my son in normal now. I never realized chiropractic is for kids, too! —ST
2018-04-29T12:20:00-05:00
My 3 year old son has had recurrent ear infections and hearing loss since he was a one year old. My mother told me to let Dr. Tapper check my son and see what he could do. After a short time, my son’s recurrent ear infections stopped. His hearing improved and after 6 months now, his speech has improved. Since he has had a hearing loss for the past 2 years, his speech has been impaired. Thanks to Dr. Tapper, my son in normal now. I never realized chiropractic is for kids, too! —ST

I have gone to chiropractors for years and years. My grandmother told me about Dr. Tapper. After Dr. Tapper’s treatment, I immediately felt a warm sensation down both arms. I have never felt anything like this in all the years I have gone to other chiropractors. My headaches went away and my arms and hands felt so good. I have a right wrist that I broke about 5 years ago and I have to wear a brace all the time. I can’t bend my wrist very much and it is very painful. Dr. Tapper checked my wrist and he treated it with an instrument and I couldn’t believe the difference he made. I don’t need the brace and I could even do a push-up with no wrist pain! I am recommending Dr. Tapper to all of my friends! —SG
2018-04-29T12:19:12-05:00
I have gone to chiropractors for years and years. My grandmother told me about Dr. Tapper. After Dr. Tapper’s treatment, I immediately felt a warm sensation down both arms. I have never felt anything like this in all the years I have gone to other chiropractors. My headaches went away and my arms and hands felt so good. I have a right wrist that I broke about 5 years ago and I have to wear a brace all the time. I can’t bend my wrist very much and it is very painful. Dr. Tapper checked my wrist and he treated it with an instrument and I couldn’t believe the difference he made. I don’t need the brace and I could even do a push-up with no wrist pain! I am recommending Dr. Tapper to all of my friends! —SG

I have smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years. I came to Dr. Tapper for hypnosis to see if he could help me quit smoking. I walked out of his office and I have not had a cigarette since that day. It has been 20 years now since he hypnotized me to stop smoking. I have referred several of my friends and family members to Dr. Tapper to quit smoking and every one of them quit after seeing Dr. Tapper. Thanks…you saved my life and thousands of dollars. —WS
2018-04-29T12:18:49-05:00
I have smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 30 years. I came to Dr. Tapper for hypnosis to see if he could help me quit smoking. I walked out of his office and I have not had a cigarette since that day. It has been 20 years now since he hypnotized me to stop smoking. I have referred several of my friends and family members to Dr. Tapper to quit smoking and every one of them quit after seeing Dr. Tapper. Thanks…you saved my life and thousands of dollars. —WS

I have never been to a chiropractor before and I was dealing with chronic fatigue, recurrent neck and back pain. A friend of mine told me about Dr. Tapper. I can't say enough about how much better I feel since receiving treatments. —LM
2018-04-29T12:17:26-05:00
I have never been to a chiropractor before and I was dealing with chronic fatigue, recurrent neck and back pain. A friend of mine told me about Dr. Tapper. I can't say enough about how much better I feel since receiving treatments. —LM

I have suffered with dizziness for the past year and went to a dozen doctors and I spent thousands of dollars for testing. Nothing resolved my dizziness. I was at my rope’s end, and a family member recommended that I see Dr. Tapper. After a short time my dizziness was over thanks to Dr. Tapper. —GM
2018-04-29T12:19:46-05:00
I have suffered with dizziness for the past year and went to a dozen doctors and I spent thousands of dollars for testing. Nothing resolved my dizziness. I was at my rope’s end, and a family member recommended that I see Dr. Tapper. After a short time my dizziness was over thanks to Dr. Tapper. —GM

I have suffered with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue for years. My hands and the joints in my body become so stiff and painful that I can barely move or pick up a cup of coffee or open a jar. I have no energy to do my daily activities. I am so tired that I have to go to bed at 7:30 at night. Dr. Tapper suggested that I try an ionic foot bath detox for my condition. I feel better than I have felt in the last ten years. My hands and all of my joints feel so much better. Swelling in my hands went away and I can grasp items better with no pain. I can't believe the energy that I have! My friends and family are amazed. I plan on getting a detox on a regular basis. It is truly a miracle. —GL
2018-04-29T12:18:27-05:00
I have suffered with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic fatigue for years. My hands and the joints in my body become so stiff and painful that I can barely move or pick up a cup of coffee or open a jar. I have no energy to do my daily activities. I am so tired that I have to go to bed at 7:30 at night. Dr. Tapper suggested that I try an ionic foot bath detox for my condition. I feel better than I have felt in the last ten years. My hands and all of my joints feel so much better. Swelling in my hands went away and I can grasp items better with no pain. I can't believe the energy that I have! My friends and family are amazed. I plan on getting a detox on a regular basis. It is truly a miracle. —GL

I had a lung removed two years ago and since this operation I have been suffering with constant pain in my chest and right rib cage. I have had CT scans, MRI scans, x-rays, injections, pain pills, evaluated and treated by numerous physicians with no relief. I was referred to Dr. Tapper by a friend. After the first treatment, I have finally gotten relief. I am amazed—to say the least. I drive at least 2 hours one way to see Dr. Tapper, but it is well worth the drive. Dr. Tapper found out exactly what was causing my chest and rib pain and he was able to fix it. —BT
2018-04-29T12:18:19-05:00
I had a lung removed two years ago and since this operation I have been suffering with constant pain in my chest and right rib cage. I have had CT scans, MRI scans, x-rays, injections, pain pills, evaluated and treated by numerous physicians with no relief. I was referred to Dr. Tapper by a friend. After the first treatment, I have finally gotten relief. I am amazed—to say the least. I drive at least 2 hours one way to see Dr. Tapper, but it is well worth the drive. Dr. Tapper found out exactly what was causing my chest and rib pain and he was able to fix it. —BT

I have lived with pain and fibromyalgia for years. Dr. Tapper has helped my condition more than anything that I have ever tried. I recommend Dr. Tapper for anyone suffering with pain. —JJ
2018-04-29T12:20:13-05:00
I have lived with pain and fibromyalgia for years. Dr. Tapper has helped my condition more than anything that I have ever tried. I recommend Dr. Tapper for anyone suffering with pain. —JJ

I have had headaches for years and I have been to numerous medical doctor’s offices and specialists. I have tried pills, shots, and my headaches always came back. A friend told me to go see Dr. Tapper and see what he could do for me. I have not had a headache in 6 months now. I recommend Dr. Tapper to anyone with headaches. —MA
2018-04-29T12:19:36-05:00
I have had headaches for years and I have been to numerous medical doctor’s offices and specialists. I have tried pills, shots, and my headaches always came back. A friend told me to go see Dr. Tapper and see what he could do for me. I have not had a headache in 6 months now. I recommend Dr. Tapper to anyone with headaches. —MA

I have tried everything to lose weight. All the diets, pills, fads—I'd lose a few pounds and gain it all back. I heard about Dr. Tapper and hypnosis for weight loss. It has changed my life, my self confidence, and for the first time in a long time, I feel good about myself. I lost 50 pounds and have control over my eating habits. I would recommend hypnosis to anyone who wants to make a change in their life. Thank you, Dr. Tapper. —KK
2018-04-29T12:19:00-05:00
I have tried everything to lose weight. All the diets, pills, fads—I'd lose a few pounds and gain it all back. I heard about Dr. Tapper and hypnosis for weight loss. It has changed my life, my self confidence, and for the first time in a long time, I feel good about myself. I lost 50 pounds and have control over my eating habits. I would recommend hypnosis to anyone who wants to make a change in their life. Thank you, Dr. Tapper. —KK