What Types of Patients Do We See?
Our patients range from infants to seniors with everything in between.
Adults: Many of the adults we see have been in auto accidents or have been injured on the job. Work-related injuries include one-time events like falls, strains and accidents or conditions that arise from repetitive stresses like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Athletes: Adult and teen athletes often come see us complaining of pain in the back and neck resulting from various sports injuries. Many people don’t think of chiropractic care for hips, knees, shoulders and arms, but these are treated as well and are common in sports like football, baseball, basketball, golf, running or skiing.
Children: make chiropractic care safe, effective and fun from birth through to the teen years.
Seniors: Older adults and seniors often arrive at our clinic after a slip or fall accident. They may also be looking for relief from arthritis pain in the hips, knees, back and extremities.
What to Expect on your first chiropractic visit
On the initial Chiropractic visit a complete history and physical examination will be performed in order to determine need for radiographs.
The first step of the diagnosis is to determine the degree in which the atlas is misaligned. Very precise x-rays are taken which show the doctor exactly how the atlas is displaced.
As a convenience, x-ray imaging is done in the office and same day adjustments can be performed.
The x-rays taken are invaluable in making the most precise atlas correction, which is as unique to the patient as their own fingerprint. Following the diagnosis a specific treatment protocol is developed to align the atlas into the correct neutral/orthogonal position.
We will go over your x-ray and exam findings and then give a treatment recommendation.
The atlas is then adjusted for the first time by the specific percussion wave, spinal adjustment instrument, an additional adjustments are given utilizing a hand-held Activator instrument.
The procedure is non-invasive and gentle.
The first appointment typically lasts 1hr to 1.5 hrs.
The results are often immediate and dramatic but can be subtle. However, the atlas may have been out of alignment for some time before symptoms actually appear.
Without proper treatment the symptoms only get worse, and the problem becomes more difficult to correct. The longer the existing condition is without treatment, the more time and treatment it may take to heal.