New Patient Info

Your First Visit

Give yourself enough time for the entire new patient intake process that on average takes up to about 90 minutes.

If you would like to further expedite the process please print off and fill out our new patient health history intake form.

After we have received all of the necessary info, we will take you back to your room where vitals will be recorded. Once this is done the doctor will be sent to see you. He will take a focused history of present illness, family history, and a review of systems to make sure all areas are considered.

Once this is done there will be an examination where our doctors will utilize a mixture of Orthopedic, neurological, and physical examination techniques to formulate your diagnosis.

Once examination is completed the doctor will explain to you what your diagnosis is and how to manage this in the short term as well as prevent it in the future. At this time your doctor would have already made a decision on whether or not your condition requires x-ray or further laboratory testing and would perform the necessary studies at this time. After the decision for further imaging has been made, physical therapy modality treatment will begin for your condition, and may include: electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound (continuous or pulsed based on indications), moist head, rehabilitative exercises.

After the time spent on therapy, the doctor will return to go over any findings on the imaging results and treat your condition with: spinal manipulation, flexion distraction, trigger point therapy, and manual segmental traction. Once you’ve been treated your doctor will then make a decision on whether any orthopedic braces may be beneficial in your recovery and explain the treatment plan with you.

Patient Forms

Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly staff.  We request that you print out our new patient forms online and bring them with you to your initial visit.  These forms provide us with general information about you and your condition, as well as, inform you of our office policies.

Consultation

A consultation can determine if chiropractic care may be beneficial to you. If your condition is not musculoskeletal in origin we are trained to find, diagnose, and make the proper referral to the specialist you need which can oftentimes be determined in this step. Consultations are by appointment only.

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Examination

You will receive a thorough examination of the area of complaint which includes orthopedic, neurologic, postural, and physical examinations, as well as testing your  reflexes and range of motion. Your treatment plan may vary based on test results.  Re-exams are performed at regular intervals to further evaluate patient progress.

X-Ray Studies

Your specific condition may require us to take x-rays to get a full evaluation of a patient. X-Rays help us rule out more serious conditions or assist us in developing the most effective treatment plan for you. Following your second visit the doctor will discuss his X-Ray findings with you; addressing any questions or concerns you may have regarding your diagnosis, or treatment plan to follow.

Treatment & Manipulation

Treatments offered at Stine Chiropractic Clinic can consist of moist heat, interferential muscle stimulation, muscle spasm reduction, muscle strengthening, bone healing, ultrasound, mechanical and manual traction. You will find that our therapies help to relax the muscles which make your spinal adjustment easier and more effective. A chiropractic adjustment is when gentle pressure is applied to an area of the spine having joint dysfunction. The effective adjustment of the body is gentle enough for kids, yet able to restore function and movement for the athlete or senior. Most of our patients begin to see results in the first week of treatment.

Home Care Instructions

Prior to leaving, patients will be given home care instructions to be conducted at home. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include ice or heat application instructions, avoidance of certain activities or positions, as well as home exercises and/or stretches. These instructions will aid the process of chiropractic treatment, when performed routinely.

Our Goal

At Stine Chiropractic Clinic our ultimate goal is to get our patient out of pain and back to health as soon as possible; giving quality and effective chiropractic care. Our clinic provides excellent administrative assistance, basic health information, and top quality health care to every patient. Our treatments consist of non-invasive procedures designed to relax and ease your aches and pain while treating your condition. We do not prescribe medication, but offer herbal supplements that your body uses to regain its own natural balance. We strive to give our patient a pleasant experience and the finest of care.
Phase 1: Relief Care
Palliative Care

Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms.

This phase of care can be compared to a physical therapy modality treatment frequency.  Our general treatment plan for severe pain (typically disc conditions) can require multiple visits during your first week of treatment; three visits a week for two to three weeks; twice a week for two to three weeks; and finishing once a week for two to three weeks. This treatment plan can be accelerated for certain individuals based on ability to heal, and our job is to recognize this and determine if the weakness of the tissues involved have been overcome.  Although disc issues can be very painful and require more pain management care, most cases are less severe and on average range between 12 and 18 visits for total case management.

At Stine Chiropractic Clinic, your chiropractor is a board certified Chiropractic Orthopedist from the American College of Chiropractic Orthopedists and a Fellow of Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists.

To read more about this specialty go to: www.dcorthoacademy.com

Phase 2: Corrective Care

Teaming Up for Optimal Health

Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a person’s care. If all the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to complete your recommended treatment plan for your condition. 

During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing recommended stretches at home to help accelerate your healing.

Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Resuming normal activities may also cause aggravations based on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it.

Phase 3: Supportive Care

Supportive Care is the Key to Healthy Living

Once your body has fully healed, supportive care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is beneficial to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system. 

As you may know, as our bodies age it is normal to experience some degree of minor aches and pains.  Getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising and having a good chiropractor on hand is very helpful, especially over the age of 30.  When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.

New Patient Health History Forms

These forms help us to evaluate your history and current state of health. What questions, concerns, goals, regarding your current condition and/or wellness can we help you with?

Required Forms

Additional Forms, if Applicable

Insurance and Payment Options

Stine Chiropractic Clinic is a preferred provider for the following insurance plans:

First Health

NCPPO

Funds

Payment Options

Commercial insurance companies pay for all covered services when provided by a chiropractor. Stine Chiropractic Clinic, P.C. has developed the following payment options to assist in making chiropractic treatment as affordable as possible. Ask about our monthly payment arrangements for cash and out of pocket expenses.

  • Pay As You Go:

    We accept Cash, Money Order, Check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

  • Monthly Payment Arrangement:

    This option is available for non-insurance patients, co-pays, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses as well. Please inquire with our receptionist for more details.

We feel you can’t put a price on your health. You deserve good health, now and the rest of your life. We not only get rid of the pain, we show you how to be in control of your own good health.

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Marlene Zarate
Marlene Zarate
03:15 26 Oct 21
I have had back issues for over 10 years and headaches for over 15 years. I had gone to a neurologist before for my headaches and seen some general practitioners for my back but I never felt like I fully recovered and would continue to have issues with both. I started going to Dr.Stine’s office thinking they could help with my back and I did not have much hope for helping my headaches. Over the course of my first month I was able to see a vast improvement in not only my back but my headaches were significantly reduced almost down to nothing. This was the first time I had ever gone to a chiropractor and was very surprised on how much of an improvement I have been able to see. I also can’t say enough about how great the whole staff was. Everyone was very friendly and personable, they made me feel really comfortable and took great care of me. I will continue to see Dr. Stine for regular treatments and couldn’t recommend a better chiropractor in the area.
Shannon McGuire
Shannon McGuire
18:16 10 Aug 21
I came to the practice in such pain- after just one appointment I was feeling better. I am truly grateful to find such a kind caring office that goes the extra mile to make you feel better when you are in such pain.Highly recommend this practice to anyone who is suffering with back pain!
Lisa Mastin
Lisa Mastin
14:31 02 Aug 21
Dear future clients seeking professional, educational, and efficiently,diagnosed source of pain and relief and quicker healing without medicineand its side effects, I recommend Stine Chiropractic. All staff treatsme with kindness and courtesy which makes my healing and treatmentprocess a pleasant journey.
Dianne Martin
Dianne Martin
14:51 20 Jul 21
My wife has had lower back pain for a long period and only received relief with pain injections. Dr. Stein provided significant alternative improvement and the staff was superior
William Jones
William Jones
15:14 19 Jul 21
Overall good experience. I went to this clinic 12 + times over the course of a month for what I would consider a pretty bad and painful disc injury. I was treated well and became increasingly better with each visit. This clinic is professional, fast service, clean, and reasonably priced. All of my questions were answered along the healing process. Thanks for the services.
Charles Schrock
Charles Schrock
12:16 27 May 21
My 100 year old mother received treatment from Dr Stine for approx 10 weeks earlier this year for compound fractures of her vertebrae. Throughout the treatment process my mother received outstanding care from Dr Stine,his son, and the entire staff. We received direct communication with each visit and a general overall caring and concern for my mothers overall health from Dr Stine that honestly, you don't see a lot of anymore. Would highly recommend Dr Stine's office for your chiropractic needs.
Barry Elder
Barry Elder
12:53 02 May 21
I have suffered from lower-back pain for quite a while. This is the first Chiropractic clinic that has provided sustained results and solutions. The staff is extremely friendly and professional! Dr. Stine (both father and son) are great at what they do and I could not recommend them enough. If Dr. Stine recommends a Roman chair - do it. That device requires some dedication and discipline, but it's done wonders strengthening my lower back. Dr. Stine takes the time to specifically break down issues and recommendations, which is great for understanding the injuries.Definitely an awesome chiropractic clinic and I recommend them! Separately, ensure your insurance is taken at the clinic. The front desk has done a great job at making everything gets processed smoothly.
Jose Valentin
Jose Valentin
21:45 28 Nov 20
In May of 2020, I thought I had pulled a muscle in my back. Even my primary care physician said I did. Well, when the pain got worse and I couldn't take it, I decided to visit a Chiropractor. I read reviews for all of the ones in Fredericksburg, and came across Dr. Larry Stine. When I called to make an appointment they were able to see me the very next day. That was the best call I could have ever made. Dr. Stine listened to me and showed he really cared and wanted me to get better He told me he was confident that I had ruptured a disc. My heart sank. All I have been told about ruptured discs up to that point was: "you'll have to get the shot" or "you're going to have to get surgery for it to feel better". He told me not to worry too much and explained my situation. I felt so confident be cause he knew so much and I could tell he was really passionate about his field. The MRI confirmed it was a ruptured disc. I had certainly done a number on myself. He said I could go for the shot (which I immediately said no to, mostly because I couldn't imagine getting a needle in my spine for temporary relief) and that he didn't recommend surgery. When he explained the disc, given time can heal, I was more than ready to give it a try. He was honest and said it wouldn't happen over night, but reassured me I was over the worst of the pain. Within the first 6 visits I was walking better and noticed improvement. As the treatments continued I was able to sit in a chair, then sit in the front seat of the car, and now drive. I am still around 85% recovered, but am still noticing improvements and am confident I will make it back to 100% while avoiding surgery or a giant needle being stabbed into my spine. I think back to where I was and am so thankful I went to Dr. Stine. His staff is also amazing! They're excellent at what they do and care just as much as he does. If you are having back pains, go visit him because I promise you won't regret it.
Javier Aponte Cotto
Javier Aponte Cotto
00:40 22 Aug 20
I've been suffering from headaches and back pain for years, thought it may just be bad genes. I've gotten all the steroid shots, the muscle relaxers, even been to the ER a few times because of the unbearable pain... they did nothing for the root of my back issues! Dr. Christopher Stine is very intelligent and experienced. Explained to me things that even the people in the ER couldn't even explain. He truly knows his stuff and guess what... no more headaches or back issues!! My God I never thought this day would come. I seriously owe Stine Chiropractic Clinic for giving me my life back. Stick with the treatment program and you will not be disappointed or leave without results.
Jessica Dolmer
Jessica Dolmer
21:12 18 Jul 20
Snapped me back together! Great explanation of my condition and positive treatment results.
Michele Quick
Michele Quick
13:34 20 Jun 20
Dr. Christopher Stine helped me out a lot after I moved up to Fredericksburg from Virginia Beach. His office was able to get me in as a new patient very quickly, and I needed it! Dr. Stine has helped a lot in stabilizing my back and giving me the tools and info needed to remain aligned. I always feel better after my visits.
Chris Kooken
Chris Kooken
00:34 19 Jun 20
The best chiropractic care in the area, great staff!
Maeyz
Maeyz
14:21 28 Dec 19
Great experience. I recently went to the joint in Stafford was charged$40 for nothing... Back still hurting I decided to check out dr.stine.. they took x-rays, diagnosed the issue, electric therapy, ultrasound and I'm feeling alot better!.. I definitely recommend
Troy Wittman
Troy Wittman
17:24 13 Jul 19
Very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. Would highly recommend!
Grace Tovar
Grace Tovar
02:45 24 Feb 19
The Stine Chiropractic Clinic In Fredericksburg, VA I would recommend it to anyone with orthopedic discomfort due to injuries or arthritis as well as any muscle or nerve pain. I have been to Dr. Stine's Clinic for back pain, knees and shoulder injuries. Beside the treatment, Dr. Stine, is the physician that would emphasize the nutrition being a major part of healing and wellbeing. Whole Plant -Based Nutrition Food (Diet) that he encourages to be implemented it, that, works without counting the calories or extensive workout.As a senior, after a few sessions of the treatment, I am back to my normal activities. I could walk about two miles on different terrain/ landscape, swim for an hour, 4-6 times a week, gardening, beside my household responsibilities.The Clinic has professional employees, and time to get to the treatment is less than 5 minutes to the appointment schedule.
Maria Motz
Maria Motz
02:39 26 Jan 19
I recently retired and have been seeing Dr. Stine for 6 months. Dr. Stine is a great practitioner as well as a teacher. He just doesn't treat you, he teaches you about what is going on in your body. This not only benefits in faster recuperation, but help you avoid future problems. The office is technologically up to date. His staff is very friendly, and the receptionist, Lynn, went over and above expectations via her efforts to save me money by checking and re-checking my payment options between Medicare and company provided benefits. Central location and convenient hours. My wife sees him too.
Gary MacFadden
Gary MacFadden
17:51 05 Feb 18
Wow what a professional visit ,I have been to chiropractors and have never had the results I just experienced this morning thanks doctor Stone..
Mike Klaes
Mike Klaes
17:28 17 Jul 17
Just plain SUPER 👍
J.O. Freeman
J.O. Freeman
22:26 06 Oct 16
Dr. Stine and his staff are amazing. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone with neck or back pain.
Brandie Jackson
Brandie Jackson
21:23 18 Jul 16
I first visited Dr. Stine several years ago, after a neurologist recommended that I visit a neurosurgeon for issues from a bicycle accident. After reviewing my case, Dr. Stine felt confident that I should not need surgery. Dr. Stine has gotten me back to doing all activities and pain free.When asked what I can do at home to complement his treatments, Dr. Stine recommended that I purchase an Xodus Roman Chair/ 45 degree hyperextension bench, which cost approx. $120. At first, it seemed like an odd piece of equipment, but I bought it anyway, willing to do my part. Now, I use the chair once or twice a day. If I am away from home, I begin to miss my chair exercises, because they help my back so much. Any time I feel back pain or after hard exercise, I spend a few minutes on the chair.You'll find Dr. Stine and his staff very friendly and helpful.
David Kendall
David Kendall
21:42 02 Oct 15
Dr. Stine is not a chiropractor but a wizard who fixes even most severe cases brought to him. Despite continued athletic activity with a cracked and misaligned back he managed to realign and relieve the knotting I experienced there. Not only that but the staff was amicable, professional and helpful with care and scheduling. Would recommend to anyone suffering from chronic chiropractic needs.
Alex Shivnen
Alex Shivnen
18:25 21 Jun 15