At our office our examination procedures are geared towards detection and correction of the "Vertebral Subluxation". The procedures we use are specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic.
First we will consult with you about your primary reason for seeking Chiropractic Care. We will speak with you in detail about your current complaints and your health history so we can determine how to best address your needs.
Next we will perform and Examination that consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes "Palpation". Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. With this exam the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may be involved with subluxations problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. We will also asses your spinal ranges of motion and perform specific orthopedic tests to asses for joint dysfunctions.
Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, most children, recent usable spinal x-rays and some other various situations. Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail.
Based on the examination findings, you will begin your Chiropractic Adjustments at your first visit. You will be provided with post treatment instructions and follow up care plan.
Our Chiropractic Care recommendations are made specifically to address your needs and health care goals. We look forward to helping you on your journey to better health!