|Informed Consent to Chiropractic Adjustments and Care Terms of Acceptance|
I have had an opportunity to discuss with the doctor of chiropractic named below and/or with other office of clinic personnel the nature and purpose of chiropractic adjustments and procedures. I understand that results are not guaranteed.
I understand and am informed that, as in the practice of medicine, in the practice of chiropractic there are some risks to treatment, including, but not limited to, fractures, disc injuries, strokes, dislocations, and sprains. I do not expect the doctor to be able to anticipate and explain all risks and complications, and I wish to rely on the doctor to exercise judgment during the course of the procedure which the doctor feels at the time, based upon the facts then known, is in my best interests.
I have read, or have had read to me, the above consent. I have also had an opportunity to ask questions about its content, and by signing below I agree to the above-named procedures. I intend this consent form to cover the entire course of treatment for my present condition and for any future condition(s) for which I seek treatment.
I have discussed and understand the alternative treatment options that may be available to me outside of the chiropractic profession.
When a patient seeks chiropractic health care and we accept a patient for such care, it is essential for both to be working towards the same objective.
Chiropractic has only one goal. It is important that each patient understand both the objective and the method that will be used to attain it. This will prevent any confusion or disappointment.
Adjustment: An adjustment is the specific application of forces to facilitate the bodys correction of vertebral subluxation. Our chiropractic method of correction is by specific adjustments of the spine.Vertebral Subluxation: A misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column which causes alteration of nerve function and interference to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening of the bodys innate ability to express its maximum health potential. We do not offer to diagnose or treat any disease or condition other than vertebral subluxation. However, if during the the course of a chiropractic spinal examination, we encounter non-chiropractic or unusual findings, we will advise you. If you desire advice, diagnosis or treatment for those findings, we will recommend that you seek the services of a health care provider who specializes in that area.
Regardless of what the disease is called, we do not offer to treat it. Nor do we offer advice regarding treatment prescribed by others. Our only practice objective is to eliminate a major interference to the expression of the bodys innate wisdom. Our only method is specific adjusting to correct vertebral subluxations.
|To be completed by patient:||To be completed by patient's representative, if necessary, e.g., if patient is a minor or physically or legally incapacitated:|
|Patient's name (print above)||Print name of patient (above)|
|Signature of patient (above)||Print name of patient's representative (above)|
|Date signed (above)||Signature of patient representative (above)|
|as (e.g., parent, gaurdian, conservator, etc.):|
|Name and address of clinic/staff:||Name of treating Chiropractic Physicians below:|
813 W. Washington, P.O. Box 7
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363
|Dan A. Mefford, D.C.
|Witness to patient signature: Date:|
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