Questions about Chiropractic

What to expect during your initial exam?

Consultation
During your initial visit, there will be a consultation first, where there will be questions about health problem and medical history. Furthermore, lifestyle and work environment can also influence your health which may require assessing. You will have the opportunity to discuss all of your issues with the doctor who will take the time to listen.


Physical exam
Neurological, orthopedic, muscular and chiropractic tests.


X-Rays
If indicated.

What is an adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment involves the application of a controlled, high-velocity force in a specific direction on a fixated joint. The adjustment helps restore the normal joint range of motion. Adjustments can be performed manually, instrument-assisted, and using gravity or with specially designed tables. Together we determine the best treatment options for maximum results.

Are adjustments painful?

Adjustments are rarely painful. Most patients feel relief and improved mobility after their treatment.

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What are some of the treatable or manageable conditions?
  • Low back pain (lumbago)

  • Thoracic pain

  • Neck pain

  • Headache

  • Joint pain

  • Sports injury

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Baker's Cyst

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Osteoarthritis/arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Disc herniation

  • Postural correction

  • Pregnancy related aches and pains

  • Trigger finger

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Torticollis

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Scoliosis

  • Jaw pain (TMJ)

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Sharp shooting pain

  • Burning pain

Why do chiropractors require or take X-Rays?

X-Ray films help verify the quality and the state of the underlying structures (ie :spinal alignment ) These findings are then used in combination with those of the neurological and orthopaedic tests to determine the most appropriate method of addressing your health problem.
 

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