· Past medical history and comorbidity issues
· Onset of the patient's condition (date and time of the incident that brought on the complaint), quality, frequency, duration, intensity of pain, and what improves/worsens pain levels.
· Vital Signs (weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry and respiration rate).
· Detailed examination focused on the area of injury, whether it be a joint, spine or head with visual inspection, orthopedic testing, evaluation of the neurological system, including sensation, deep tendon reflexes, and strength testing.
· Post examination discussion of the treatment plan, whether incorporating chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, acupuncture or combination of the three disciplines. If a medical referral was required, we will help you arrange for an appointment with the specialist or primary care physician that is needed.
· Passive therapies such as hot packs, cold packs, interferential electrical muscle stimulation (a comfortable sensation used to cause muscle relaxation), fluidotherapy (dry heat machine that allows you to exercise your hands or wrists in a warm and massaging environment to induce movement and decrease pain), and therapeutic ultrasound which produces sound waves that cause tissue relaxation and improve blood flow to the treatment area.
· Manual therapies that include gentle chiropractic manipulation, flexion distraction (gentle form of traction to the lower lumbar area), myofascial release technique, soft tissue mobilization, and stretching.
· Core stabilization exercises which will help to improve strength and maintain any of the movements that were created with the chiropractic treatment.
At the conclusion of your chiropractic treatment, you will feel the following:
· Decreased pain
· Surrounding tissue relaxation
· A reduction of muscle spasms/muscle tightness
· Increased blood flow to the treated area
· Improved range of motion and decreased tension
· Reduced stress and increased relaxation
Conditions that chiropractic treatment help
- Acute pain
- Back pain
- Balance disorders
- Chronic pain
- Concussion therapy/evaluation/mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Golfer’s elbow
- Disc injuries with radiating pain
- Idiopathic joint pain
- Joint replacement surgery recovery
- Joint stiffness
- Knee pain
- Hip pain/bursitis
- Neck pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Orthopedic injuries
- Overuse/repetitive injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rib pain or costochondritis
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Shoulder pain
- Spinal disc pain
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
- Tennis elbow
- Whiplash injuries