We’ve found that one of the best ways to have successful practice member relationships is to explain everything in advance. The more you understand who we are, what we do and why we do it, the better results you’ll enjoy. It’s as simple as that.
We do not adjust on the first visit. We would never risk your health without thoroughly evaluating the results from your first visit in our office. Our doctors need time to evaluate your x-rays, exam findings, and develop a treatment plan to fit your specific needs.
Here we will obtain information about you and your health history. We want to gain a clear understanding of your expectations and your health goals. We will also give you literature and clinical data to help you gain a better understanding of what we do in our office. All information obtained will help us decide if you are a candidate for chiropractic care in our office.
A comprehensive chiropractic evaluation will be performed to further determine the exact cause of your health problems. Using our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to locate the root cause of any dysfunction or subluxation within your body.
a. Palpation: This portion of the exam will involve the doctor checking your spine by hand. The doctor will check for spinal bone position, curvatures and muscle tone as it relates to vertebral subluxation.
b. Assessment: This involves reading spinal heat differences, as well as surface electrical impulses. Both of which are controlled by the nervous system.
c. Posture: “ The Window to the Spine,” is an important component to the exam. It allows the doctor to determine the compensations the body is making when vertebral subluxations are present.
3. Postural X-ray Analysis (If needed) :
Spinal x-rays give the doctor an actual picture of your spine. It helps validate other exam findings as well as spinal bone position, the quality of the bone composition, and the safety of adjusting. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time vertebral subluxations may have been present in your spine. Pregnancy, age, and certain situations will determine if x-rays are needed.
4. New Patient Orientation:
We will then schedule a follow up visit in the next day or two to review the results of your evaluation, answer any new questions, and if we accept your case give you your first adjustment!