To get a better understanding of the current condition, the patient will be asked to fill out forms and provide background information of their complaint and symptoms.
Patients will also be asked about their prior health history, any previous falls or accidents, family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions and previous or current health care providers and treatments.
The chiropractic examination includes general tests such as blood pressure, pulse, reflexes, orthopedic tests, nerve function tests and a posture exam.
These tests will help assess:
Range of Motion
Muscle Strength and Tone
Our office is equipped with the latest digital X-ray machine. This gives us the ability to obtain instant images. While X-rays are not necessary in every case, they are helpful in trauma cases for ruling out fractures. X-rays are only taken if the history and examination warrent it.
The goal of treatment is to decrease pain, increase range of motion and normalize function. Our office utilizes physiotherapy modalities along with chiropractic care for optimum healing. Patients will be educated on proper posture and will be given stretching and strengthening exercises for home care. Each treatment plan is customized to the needs of the individual patient.
Once care has been initiated, an extended appointment will be made to discuss the treatment plan with the patient. This is when we get the chance to educate the patient about their condition, expected recovery time, discuss if further studies are needed etc. To get a better understanding of our patients expectations, we discuss their health goals and customize a treatment plan that will best fit their specific needs.