Steinke Family Chiropractic
At our office, chiropractic evaluation procedures are geared toward detection and adjustment of the " Vertebral Subluxation " (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect during your first visit at our clinic.
Our specific, scientific chiropractic evaluation consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system check which includes "palpation". Palpation essentially is evaluating your spine by hand. With this, the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may be involved with subluxation problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be evaluated as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. Your evaluation will also include some specialized equipment designed to better assess your spine and nervous system. This involves several components.
The first part of this process will involve reading spinal heat differences (thermography) from one level of the spine to another, as well as from one side of the spine to the other. Heat is a byproduct of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. From this we can see how subluxation are affecting these functions of your nervous system.
The importance of these tests will be explained to you at your Doctor's Report of Findings. However, it is important to note that this evaluation helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your body. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress and nervous system function. Using these procedures is much more accurate than just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.
Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays including pregnancy, most children, recent usable spinal x-rays and some other various situations. Aside from these situations, x-rays will most likely be a part of the evaluation process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been there. Most people receive four spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.
With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the chiropractic care your spine needs. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Doctor's Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Doctor's Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your MOST IMPORTANT visit and may take up to one hour. At that visit we will give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular adjusting hours.
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical, and adjustive procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of you and your family's health. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the specific, scientific procedures listed above in order to best serve you. We feel you're worth it!