Upon arrival at your first appointment, one a friendly staff will hand you a clipboard with some forms to fill out. Answer all of the questions as completely as possible and make sure to list any prescription medications you take. Describe as best you can the location and exactly what type of pain you are experiencing.
In the beginning, the doctor will ask additional questions and conduct a few preliminary tests to determine the severity of the discomfort. Dexterity tests and other balance related exercises help determine if there is any nerve involvement and identify the most likely place of origin.
After the preliminary examine, the assistant helps you onto the adjustment table where they doctor uses his or her hands to travel down your spine for any misalignments. An X-ray is taken to determine visually if any vertebrae or damaged of out of alignment.
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to whole body wellness and a return to optimal health. Not all pain results in a need for surgery and your doctor will discuss all of the findings and succeed with the best course of action in alleviating your discomfort.
At the first sign of pain, it is important to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. Prolonged pain results in additional tissue damage that can require surgery. Perhaps it is time for you to call ahead for an appointment to discover the source of your pain.