On your second visit the chiropractor will explain the results of your examinations and offer choices for appropriate chiropractic care.
You’ll see the medical report and recommendations. Will be explain the different phases of vertebral subluxation that can be visualized on x-ray and what a normal spine should look like from front to back and from the side.
Report of Findings
We will sit down with our patient and we’ll go over the results of the examination and look at the X-rays. Our doctor will explain these so you will have a clear understanding of what the problem is. We will describe the problem, the extent of the damage, and give you a prognosis for how effective chiropractic treatment can be.
Treatment Plan – What goes into a treatment plan?
We will develop a treatment plan that takes into account:
- The extent of your injury or irritation
- Your general health
- The condition of your spine as affected by age and previous injury
- What your goals are
Your goals of treatment should result from the discussion you have with us. Many people seek simple relief of pain or discomfort, while others want to begin a regimen of ongoing care meant to improve their general health.
“Adjustments” are usually the central part of chiropractic treatment. The chiropractic adjustment is a therapeutic manipulation that uses controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude, and velocity directed at specific joints. In other words, an adjustment involves a lot more than simply opening up a joint.
We will make these adjustments to the spine, but we might need to adjust other joints, such as the ankle, knee, wrist, elbow, or shoulder in order to restore structural alignment or to improve joint function.
When being treated for a complaint such as back or neck pain, you will most likely receive a series of adjustments, separated by either a day or a few days, to incrementally reduce the irritation and improve normal function. This might continue for several weeks, until the relief of the pain.
If you can’t tolerate the manual adjustments, you may instead receive mild or non-force techniques. Adjustments are often accompanied by non-manual therapies such as electrical stimulation, rehabilitative exercise, counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors, and nutritional supplements.