At our chiropractic office our examinations procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the vertebral subluxation. 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 your first visit at our office.
Our examination consists of a thorough orthopedic, spinal, and nuerologic 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. Spinal position, curvatures, and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. Your examination may also include some specialized equipment 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 at your Report of Findings. 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.
Digital Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your condition and exam findings. 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. In our office we only take what x-rays are necessary for quality care. Commonly, most patients receive 2-3 spinal x-rays at the beginning of care or with a new injury of an existing patient.
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 and the doctor will go over what care is needed and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results.
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!