At our chiropractic center our examinations procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the "Vertebral Subluxation" (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedures we use are therefore 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.
Our Examination 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. Your examination may also include some specialized examinations and test designed to better access your spine and nervous system. This examination could involve several components.
The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you on your initial visit. However, it is important to note that this examination helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.
Unlike many Doctors of Chiropractic, my goal is to get patients out of pain and out of my office as quickly as possible; this means that I do not require my patients to make any long term care commitments.
Here are the benefits of the type of short term care I provide:
Increased pain-free movement is one of the main benefits of conservative chiropractic care. With my training, in most instances, I can pinpoint the exact location of what is causing your pain, stiffness, numbness or weakness.
Eliminating pinched nerves and nerve pressure is another benefit. Using my education, training and 34 + years of experience, I pinpoint stiff muscles and areas of abnormal restriction and gently release the pressure and stiffness to speed up your body's own self-healing processes. Some of my patients have told me that my care is nothing less than a miracle.
If you are experiencing neck and/or back pain, I invite you to come in for a quick no obligation consultation to see if you can benefit from my services.
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. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been involved in your spine. Commonly, most patients receive spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.
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 in detail on your first visit.
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical, and adjustive procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the well established time-proven procedures to help you. We feel you're worth it!