Our examination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation.” They’re specifically chosen 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.
Your examination will consist of the following:
- Spinal + Nervous System Examination
- Body Composition + Postural Analysis
You’ll receive 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. This appointment will give us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress. We can then see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning.
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 three spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.
The second visit in the office is often the longest, but also the most important. This is the only appointment scheduled at a specific time. Our goal is to answer all of your questions and educate you on what we do and how we achieve great results. Specifically, we want to show you how your body works and how maximizing the function of your body maximizes your health.
After this educational period, we will review your x-rays and a care plan specifically designed for you. At the end of this appointment, any financial arrangements can be made including any insurance or outside payment. We accept all Insurances but are in network with BCBS and Cigna.