The first part of
your visit to our office begins with a thorough
history to identify the nature of your
presenting problem. The Doctor will ask
detailed question regarding your past and
present health in order to determine how we can
best proceed in assessing your condition.
physical examination is conducted including
vital signs, orthopedic and neurological
screening, evaluations along with a complete
Chiropractic, biochemical and postural
When x-rays are
necessary they are taken in our office.
Both weight bearing and non-weight bearing views
are compared. Motion stress views are
often utilized to determine full or restricted
The patient is
presented with a report of findings which
combines the results of the history,
consultation, examination and x-rays. The
objective of the report is to answer 4 basic
- What is the
- Can we help?
- How long will
- How much will
In this stage of
treatment the primary goal is pain and symptom
relief. Our focus is to stabilize the
spine, decrease nerve pinch and irritation while
reducing the muscle spasm and inflammatory
reactions that trigger the pain and other
This stage of
treatment is designed to correct the underlying
cause of the problem, which was signaled by your
pain and dysfunction, through rehabilitation of
your spine, ligaments and muscles. This
is a critical portion of your care plan.
Correction of the structural problem permits the
body to recover more fully, (not just covering
up the symptoms) and provides for less pain and
dysfunction in the future.
important stage of care is often the most over
looked. Routine spinal evaluations and
adjustments help maintain the correction,
allowing your healthy spine to assist the body
to prevent disease naturally.
focuses more on the prevention of disease rather
than trying to restore good health after you
loose it. Patients are encouraged to bring
in their family and friends for evaluation to
help them begin the process of prevention before
the disease appears.
treatment in Chiropractic is the spinal
adjustment. The spinal adjustment, also
known as spinal manipulation, is a gentle
painless technique that lens itself well to the
treatment of all patients from the very young to
the very old. There are many different
types of technique, and we will choose the
approach that works best for each individual.
We have at our
disposal several different types of treatment
- Traction (Intersegmental