Health History Assessment
Just like most health professionals, chiropractic offices ask their patients to fill out a form that will inform the doctor about their health history. This is standard procedure in the chiropractic industry to ensure the doctor has all the proper information to start helping his patient.
During the chiropractic consultation with your doctor, you will learn the benefits that chiropractic care can have in your situation. After reviewing your health assessment, your doctor can then sit down and discuss the various problems you may be having and the possible method of care that can be used to treat your condition.
The initial examination is done to create a physical assessment of a patient’s condition. This along with the health assessment will help the chiropractor put together the right program directed at helping the patient with specific health challenges.
Included in the initial examination may be a spinal range of motion test. How your spine moves and where it hurts when you move can help determine a lot of your problem areas. Other test include orthopedic test, neurological test and reflex tests. Posture and reflex are the main areas being analyzed.
X-rays are an important part of the examination process. They give the chiropractor a visual image of potential damage that may have occurred or maybe occurring in your nervous system. This tool will show any misalignments on your spine and joints.
Once all of the testing is completed, your doctor will take some time to put together a recommended program based on all the data collected in your health assessment and initial examination. They will then schedule an appointment for you to return so they can go over your recommended program and cost structure. It is important at this time to ask as many questions as you can to ensure you have a full understanding of the program which will allow you to make an educated decision on how to treat your health challenges.
Chiropractic Treatment Program
Once you and your doctor have decided that chiropractic care is the right solution for you, you will start the treatment program. You treatment program begins with the chiropractic adjustment. Its purpose is to restore the natural alignment of your spinal vertebrae. When the spine is where it should be, pain and suffering are relieved. Full function is also restored to your nervous system.
Along with the adjustments, your doctor may recommend exercise, massage and even nutritional consultation. Each of these factors may play a part in your overall health and wellness.
So if you’re having health challenges, pain and suffering, chiropractic care may be your answer.