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D.O.T. Physical Exam FAQ
What is a D.O.T. Physical Exam?
A D.O.T. exam is a Department of Transportation bi-yearly physical unless otherwise noted for commercial truck drivers. Our chiropractor in Redding, CA is certified and trained to perform the D.O.T. exam!
What Health Requirements Must I meet?
The D.O.T. exam driver requirements can be found on this link https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/medical. Our chiropractic services can also evaluate the condition of your spine and offer adjustments to reduce the strain of prolonged sitting while driving.
What Levels are Considered Passing?
Some of the requirements are blood pressure, must not be higher than 140/90 mmHg. You will need to provide a urine sample where your blood sugar, protein, specific gravity and urine blood levels are checked. An eye exam and hearing exam will also be performed. If you have any questions please feel free to call our office or check the FMCSA web site at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/medical
How Long Will I Wait for an Appointment for my D.O. T. Exam?
Our Churn Creek Chiropractor aims to see any potential drivers in the Redding area within 24 hours. We often schedule same-day appointments and frequently accommodate walk-ins, although we prefer a scheduled appointment for D.O.T. testing.
When Will I Get the Results?
You will have the results to your D.O.T. exam on the day of your appointment. You will be given all the completed forms to take to Department of Motor Vehicles.
Natural ways to improve your D.O.T. physical examination scores
Our Churn Creek Chiropractor can educate you on ways to improve your D.O.T. physical examination scores. Our doctor shows you natural ways to reduce your blood pressure and blood sugar. Our chiropractor also helps reduce discomforts from your work such as back pain, shoulder discomfort and wrist tenderness. Through gentle manipulations and adjustments, you can perform your work without pain- which reduces your need for powerful medications.
How Do I Schedule a D.O.T. Physical Exam?
Churn Creek Chiropractic is available throughout the week with office hours to fit your work schedule. When it is time for your annual D.O.T. examination, call us at 530-221-4991 and we will schedule you for the next available appointment. We also have same day appointments available. If you have any further questions regarding a D.O.T exam or its requirements, reach out to our chiropractor today and get the answers you need to move confidently forward in your career. We are here to improve your overall wellness and look forward to speaking with you soon.