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New Patients to GENESIS Chiropractic

New Patients

Finally, you’ve found a place where it really is ALL ABOUT YOU!

We are committed to helping you be your best!


If you’ve explored other healthcare solutions (such as surgery, medication, massage, or regular chiropractic care) for your chronic degenerative health condition and haven’t seen any success, Dr. Blackketter at GENESIS Chiropractic is the upper cervical doctor you need to see. We look forward to helping with difficult and unusual cases.


Our approach is also ideal for people who have never been to an Arkansas Chiropractor before.

What Should Upper Cervical Patients Expect?

  • Precise x-rays to custom tailor the adjustment to your neck.

  • Light force adjustments with no twisting or popping.

  • Objective tests to know when to adjust the spine and when to leave it alone.

  • Customized adjustment “holds” spinal alignment and balance for a longer time, enabling your body to work at its best for weeks, months or even years, resulting in less frequent adjustments.

  • The benefits include better health, less pain, less illness, improved function, and greater quality of life.

New Patients

$400.00 to start care includes the following:

+ Your private Consultation, History, Assessment, and Upper Cervical Specific X-rays - $300.00
++ Your individualized Report, Recommendations for Care, and 1st Adjustment - $100.00
+++ Follow-up Office Visits are only $80.00, whether or not we need to adjust you again
++++ Spinal Care Class, FREE orientation to help you get the best results from your care plan

First Visit (60-75 minutes)

  1. Private Consultation and History – after we have determined you are a good candidate for this type of care, we’ll discover how we can help you reach your goals. (We provide a FREE group consultation on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM. Please call first to set up any appointment 479.696.8000)

  2. Complete VITALISTIC* Chiropractic Assessment (functional evaluation) including:

> digital infrared paraspinal thermography (nerve function scan with Tytron)
> posture assessment
> range of motion
> peak flow breathing test (lung function)
> static and motion palpation of the spine
> body balance and muscle tone assessment
> bilateral grip strength (upper extremity neuromusculoskeletal function)
> cranial nerve exam (as needed based on case)
> reflex/sensory/motor strength/proprioceptive evaluation(s) (as needed)
> review of systems (verbal overview of bodily functions)
> precision 3-D stereoscopic spinography (specialized X-rays of cervical spine) — Our specific x-ray protocol takes out all the guess work! In addition to analyzing the overall structure and balance of the head and neck, the Blair Upper Cervical Specific views allow us to literally “see each individual joint in the cervical spine” for misalignment and dysfunction.

    3. Brief Video, Preliminary Report of Findings, and/or “take-home” Reading Assignment – Patients may watch our Youtube videos or the introduction to “The Power of Upper Cervical” documentary and then receive our “homework” reading assignment to be completed prior to the 2nd day in our office. (This allows the doctor adequate time to: review your case, analyze the x-rays, determine the specific adjustment you need based on your unique anatomy and spinal misalignment, and develop the very best care plan for you and your family.)

Day 2 at our Clinic (45 minutes)

  1. Orientation and Vitalistic Report of Findings with the doctor. We offer an exciting New Patient Spinal Care Class as part of our orientation for new patients. This interactive, practical class meets every Tuesday at 12:00 PM (noon) and sometimes on Tuesday at 7:00 PM if we have a large group sign up. Your questions are very important to us, so please feel free to ask the doctor anything. (We always guard your private health information and remain HIPPA compliant.)

  2. Nerve Function & Posture Checks – another thermographic scan of the C-spine, palpation, and postural analysis.

  3. Recommendations for Care – based on x-rays, history, individual needs, and personal health goals.

  4. First Upper Cervical Specific Adjustment – based on the unique shape, contours, angles, and misalignment factors of the joints in your upper neck (Remember: there is NO popping, twisting, cracking, pulling, or traction in our office).

  5. Post Adjustment Rest & Relaxation – a mandatory (yet much appreciated) opportunity for you to slow down, rest, and let your body relax. The goal is better balance, improved function, and increased Brain-to-Body communication so you can begin the process of correction, restoration, and healing.

Follow-up Visits (10-35 minutes)

+++ Follow-up Office Visits usually take between 10 and 35 minutes (the time is based on our findings, your progress through the care plan, and whether we need to adjust or not) – It is crucial for the doctor to monitor your newly restored brain-to-body connection and evaluate your progress toward better health.

Follow-up visits or “nerve system check up” visits include:

  1. Nerve Function & Posture Checks – thermographic scan of the C-spine, postural analysis & leg checks, and spinal palpation.

  2. Decision to Adjust or Not – based on findings each day (because Dr. Blackketter adjusts with more precision than traditional chiropractors, he expect clients to hold adjustments longer and need fewer adjustments).

  3. Are you clearly connected between Brain & Body? If yes, we will celebrate that you are healing & balancing! The doctor will not adjust you during a “clear visit” because you don’t need it!

  4. On the other hand, if you are subluxated again (and unfortunately needing another adjustment), then the doctor will be happy to adjust you, and the good news is there is NO extra charge beyond the standard office visit fee.

  5. Post Adjustment Rest & Relaxation – if adjusted you will get to slow down, rest, and let your body relax again with the goal of correction, restoration, and healing.

Upper Cervical Chiropractor Near Me in Bentonville, AR Area:

Our cervical chiropractic center is located in Bentonville, Arkansas at 3214 NW Avignon Way, Suite 8 (at the corner of N. Walton Blvd. & NW Avignon Way, just North of the “Bark Park” near the Slaughter Pen Trails).

We have convenient access to all of the 72712 Zip Code and the entire NWA region (via the Exit 93 interchange of Interstate 49, Highway 71-B, and the 249 Bypass). We are just a short drive from Rogers, Prairie Creek, Centerton, Gravette, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge, Little Flock, Garfield, Springdale, Lowell, Elm Springs, Tontitown, Johnson, Fayetteville, Gentry, and Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

We also see patients from several nearby towns in SW Missouri, including Anderson, Pineville, Cassville, Neosho, Seneca, and Joplin, MO; plus many people travel the short distance from NE Oklahoma, including the towns of Jay, Grove, Wyandotte, and Miami, OK.

Renew your hope • Restore your health • Re-create your happiness

Why Choose Us As Your Upper Cervical Doctor


While we do not take insurance directly, our upper cervical health care services can be reimbursed if your insurance covers chiropractic services. Our staff is happy to help you get reimbursed.

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FREE consultation for you and your family (NO cost & NO obligation to you). Call to schedule with Dr. Blackketter today to see if upper cervical chiropractic is right for you.

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