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724- 228-8600 H

724- 228-8600

Your First Visit

Your first visit to Hornickel Chiropractic Clinic

Your first visit to Hornickel Chiropractic Clinic is designed 007_7.gifto be a fact finding and evaluation visit and to be as convenient for you as possible. We have embedded all forms needed for your first visit on this web site so that you may be able to have all your forms filled out prior to arriving at our office. After being greeted and making a copy of your insurance card, you will be given a brief office tour and then taken to an exam room. At that time you will meet Dr. Hornickel and receive a 019_19.gifconsultation regarding your health problem to determine if you qualify as a chiropractic patient. During the consultation, the doctor will ask you a number of questions regarding the history of your condition, other doctors you have seen and your current symptoms. It's important that the doctor gets a thorough understanding of your condition as well as your health goals. Do you want temporary symptom relief or do you prefer reconstructive care to stabilize your spine?


You will be given an orthopedic exam and 014_14.gifreceive a Surface Electromyograph (SEMG) which is a painless computerized test showing levels of muscle tension in the muscles along the spine. The examination is designed to 'draw out' areas of interference called subluxations. If it is determined that x-rays are needed, an x-ray exam will be performed at that point in time. The only time patient gowns will be utilized is if a lumbar x-ray needs to be performed. A gown can be eliminated at that point if the patient wears sweat pants or pants with no metal in the front (zippers, buttons, clasps, etc.). After verifying x-rays are of good quality, you will be placed on a hydrotherapy table. This table is like a heated waterbed with water jets that rotate and massage you from your neck to your lower back area. When the 8-10 minute massage is finished you will be scheduled for your next visit.

Report of Findings

The second visit is when you will receive your report 013_13.gifof findings and first adjustment. It is this point in time that we go over your x-rays and exam findings to explain the CAUSE of your problem. A treatment schedule will be presented that outlines what is required to eliminate your vertebral subluxations and allow the body to function at its highest potential. We encourage, if at all possible, a spouse or significant other be present. If the patient is a minor, it is mandatory that a parent be present.

1st Adjustment

The chiropractic adjustment is the cornerstone of our profession 017_17.gifand the method in which we remove the interferences in your spine. Many people have a fear of the unknown, if this is their first experience with chiropractic. Every effort is made to put the patient at ease and explain everything that will be done prior to the adjustment. Dr. Hornickel has worked on hundreds of patients over his 15+ years in the profession from several days old to patients in their 9018_18.gif0's. Our goal is to provide you with the best chiropractic care and meet your health care needs in a manner that is efficient and cost effective. Your first visit will take approximately an hour and the second visit will last around one half hour. Subsequent visits will last 15-25 minutes based on what treatments or procedures need performed.

After Hours/Emergencies

Emergency care after hours or on weekends/holidays003_3.jpg is available if Dr. Hornickel is available. Please be aware that after hour calls area subject to additional charges that may not be covered by insurance carriers. These charges are in additional to the services rendered and the patient is solely responsible for their payment.

Exclusive Offer

New patients receive FREE consultation.*($110 value!) *Does not apply to patients with Medicare insurance.

Sign-up using the form or call us at 724- 228-8600.

Office Hours

Monday9 - 13 - 6
Wednesday9 - 13 - 6
Friday9 - 13 - 6
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9 - 1 9 9 - 1 Closed 9 - 1 By Appt. Closed
3 - 6 4 3 - 6 Closed 3 - 6 Closed Closed