How Chiropractic Works

What we do:

Chiropractic focuses on the philosophy that our bodies are self-healing, and the removal of interference of the nervous system.  A Chiropractic subluxation is a joint in the spine that does not move properly.

Why we do it:

Joints in the spine form very small holes where the nerves come out and go to all of the tissues in our bodies. If the joint isn’t moving properly, it can cause pressure on the nerve, causing irritation wherever it goes in the body.  A Chiropractic adjustment is the method that Chiropractors use to replace the joint to its natural position, and restore communication to and from the brain and spinal cord.

Who can get a chiropractic adjustment?

Anyone at any age can get a chiropractic adjustment.  Dr. Carlson has adjusted newborns all the way up to those well into their 90’s!  Chiropractic care is also a superior treatment for optimal health. Chiropractic is for everyone!

Patient Forms

Upon entering our office we will request that you take a few minutes to complete our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information about your current condition.

To be prepared before your appointment, we have made it easy for you to get on track to better health.  You can download the forms here:

Adult Intake Form

Pregnancy Intake Form

Pediatric Intake Form

Please download a copy of our Privacy Practices to sign and bring with you to your appointment!

Simply print them out and bring them to your first appointment.


Next you will consult with Dr. Carlson to discuss any health related problems or concerns.  This initial conversation helps our doctors better understand you and how chiropractic care can benefit you.


After your consultation is complete your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination, testing your flexibility and range of motion. Other standard tests relevant to your condition may also be performed at this time. The findings will help Dr. Carlson determine the course and duration of your chiropractic treatment. Most people in our office opt to be in chiropractic care for life!


Your first chiropractic treatment may include spinal adjustments. Any recommendations for at-home therapies or wellness programs will be made at this time – including ice or heat application, lifestyle modifications or movements/activities to avoid temporarily. Every patient is unique, therefore every patient requires a customized treatment plan.

Payment Options


We accept the following insurance plans:

Golden Rule
Great West
Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
Gunderson Lutheran
HealthEOS Network
Health Partners
Liberty Health Share
Medica/United Health
Patient Choice
PHCS Network

Family Plans

Our goal at Carlson Chiropractic Clinic is to help make chiropractic an affordable option for taking charge of your health.  Your family’s health is important to you, and you want to take the best care possible of them.  We provide care plans that make it easy for you to care for your family!

Forms of Payment

We accept cash, check and all major credit cards.