Initially when you arrive, you will have a Free Consultation to discuss your health concerns with Dr. King. After the consultation if Dr. King believes yours is a possible chiropractic case, Dr. King will recommend an Exam and possibly X-rays to determine for sure if you are a chiropractic case. If you choose to move forward, the examination will begin and last approximately 30 minutes.
What Happens During The Initial Exam?
At our chiropractic center our examination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the Vertebral Subluxation. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic.
The first part of this Initial exam will involve posture analysis. Posture is a window into the health of your nervous system. The doctor will explain how subluxations affect posture and the importance of a biomechanically stable spine.
The second part of the exam consists of 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.
The third part of the exam may include X-rays. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, young children, recent usable spinal x-rays and some other 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.
With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you in detail at your Doctors Report of Findings Session. You will be scheduled for your Doctors Report of Findings Session within a day of your initial visit. Yo This visit is your most important visit It is at these visits that we will give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits. It is our philosophy to educate you and allow you to make your own health care decisions.
You will be given a relief treatment on your initial visit if appropriate.
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic 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.