Your First Visit to West End Chiropractic Clinic
A patient’s first visit to West End involves a few special steps to get acquainted. A first appointment includes:
- A one-on-one visit with Dr. Morgan to talk through symptoms and pain history
- Digital x-rays for a confident diagnosis
- Personalized examination including testing range of motion – is motion short or restricted?
New Patient Forms, Insurance Coverage, and Payment Plans
In consideration of other patients’ time, new patients are encouraged to print and complete new patient forms prior to their visit. Download the new patient forms here. NOTE: We schedule new patient appointments for Monday-Thursday; please call to make your appointment, as openings are limited.
West End Chiropractic Clinic accepts most insurance and PPO plans, including Medicare and all auto insurance policies. West End also works under accident attorney LOPs when treating accident victims. West End is “in network” with most insurance plans and will work with all of them. In addition, West End is happy to discuss adjustable payment plans.
New Patient FAQs
Whether a patient is changing chiropractors or has never seen one before, having questions and concerns is completely understandable.
If you have additional questions, don’t be afraid to ask by using the form below or by calling the office. When it comes to your health, there is no such thing as a stupid question.
Why do I have to keep coming back?
This is the most common chiropractic question (and point of skepticism). In truth, more than one treatment is necessary. Five years of poor posture cannot be fixed in five minutes. West End’s process is designed to correct the problem and maintain new-found health throughout your life. With braces, you need regular tightening. You need an oil change every 30,000 miles. You probably need a vacation every once in a while, too!
What is the "cracking" sound I hear?
As an adjustment is performed, nitrogen gas is released from the joints; the sound doesn’t come from bone. The sound is similar to “cracking” your knuckles. But remember: nothing is being snapped or cracked – only released.
What does an adjustment actually do?
A chiropractic adjustment is a specific and gentle force into a restricted joint with the intent of restoring motion. The adjustment helps to restore motion to the restricted joint which helps decrease pain, reduce nerve pressure, improve alignment, restore disc spaces, etc.
How do I know that my pain isn't originating from a muscle?
Nine times out of ten, a pulled muscle corrects itself within three days and will respond well to heat and stretching. The reason why the muscle hurts to begin with is what chiropractic treats. Using a computer mouse with your right hand for 40+ hours a week can cause spinal discrepancies and can also cause your muscle symptoms.
Is my child too young for chiropractic care? Are my parents too old?
There are no age restrictions for chiropractic care. West End is trusted with treating newborn babies and Austinites well into their 90’s. Providing care to newborns is a point of controversy because of the misconception of force required to make an adjustment. Although a “pop” can be heard, the force needed to make an adjustment is very gentle and calculated.
Where do I park?
West End’s clinic is east of Mopac on West Sixth, at 1619 West Sixth. Our parking lot backs up to the parking lot of El Arroyo. Park behind the blue office – those are West End’s reserved spaces. See you soon!
Directions to West End Chiropractic Clinic
Located near downtown at West sixth and Mopac, West End’s office is warm and homey, surrounded by shade trees. Park in the back of the office and take the stairs to the second story. See you soon!