Your first visit will take approximately 45 min to an hour. After giving us some basic information on our New Patient Form, we will take your history and thoroughly examine your areas of concern.
We will also look at your whole spine, not just areas where you may be hurting. Pain can come from seemingly unrelated areas and we want to evaluate all possible causes. Most people will also receive a “Myovision” or Surface EMG scan which measures tension in the muscles of your back and neck. Since the nerves from your spine affect the muscles of your back, it gives a visual image of areas with nervous system irritation. Based on your history and examination, we may decide that you need to be sent for x-rays. When necessary, these films can be an important tool in understanding your case.
After your chiropractic exam, we will explain what we have found and whether we think chiropractic care can help you.
Our primary focus will be to use chiropractic adjustments to help you reach your health goals. Most people find getting adjusted very comfortable and even relaxing.
We both use Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique as well as a number of other hands on adjusting techniques. In some cases, you may also benefit from custom foot orthotics, exercise or nutritional supplementation which we can also assist you with.