Step 1: We measure you
First we'll sit down together privately and talk about the trouble you're having, rule out other possible causes, and discuss your treatment goals.
If I feel that chiropractic care is an appropriate intervention, we'll perform a painless examination looking for signs of spinal misalignment, muscle imbalance, and functional deficits. If these signs are present, we'll have digital X-rays taken to help calculate a specific adjustment tailor-made for your unique body.
Step 2: WE Gently adjust you
After I've analyzed your X-ray results, we'll go over the radiologist's report together, and then discuss what can be corrected. When it's time to adjust you, you'll rest comfortably on your side, and feel a very gentle pressure placed behind your ear. There's no twisting of the neck. This is followed by 20-30 minutes of rest in a private zen-like resting suite. Afterwards, we'll use technology that re-measures your spine, and confirms that progressive changes were made. Patients may feel relief after the first adjustment, while others notice changes later in their care.
Step 3: Stabilization & Healing
After you've received an adjustment, we'll monitor your healing process as the spine begins to make positive changes. As spinal stability improves, tissue repair occurs and your spine will become more resilient.
We'll also incorporate mobility training to help your adjustments hold longer. You'll never need frequent visits with this approach.
77.8% of our patients hold their spinal corrections for 2-6 months.
How long will it take to get better?
How long it takes to get better depends on a variety of factors. Your age, lifestyle habits, the types of tissues that were damaged, the complexity of your misalignment, and how long the condition has been present will impact your recovery time.
Conservative treatment recommendations
I don't believe multiple treatments per week are necessary, so you'll never be asked to over-extend yourself (financially or time-wise). I respect the limitations of chiropractic care, and if I recognize that spinal adjustments are no longer a viable solution for someone, I notify them immediately.
No contracts or sales gimmicks
Some chiropractors view every new patient as a dollar sign. They'll pressure you into paying for several visits in advance (which makes it inconvenient for you to change your mind). You'll NEVER be treated this way in our office. There are no contracts to sign, and no products to buy.
How We Locate Spinal imbalance
The spine has an ideal shape. It’s made of movable parts that interact with each other. When misaligned or locked in the wrong position, they can affect the spinal cord, nerves, and blood flow.
Using state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology, we're able to assess the position of spinal bones. The images are then read from two different clinical perspectives…
First, a board-certified medical radiologist will review them to identify any visible pathology that may be present. Then, I'll analyze them from an Upper Cervical Chiropractic perspective, and communicate all of these findings to you in simple and understandable terms.
How we measure the effects
Beyond the use of X-rays, we incorporate a technology called Computerized Thermal Imaging. This helps to objectively monitor your progress over the course of care. It gives us the ability to determine when an adjustment is necessary, and more importantly, when it's not. This device is FDA-approved as a neurodiagnostic procedure.
And here's an insider secret about chiropractic adjustments: Just because you heard a joint "pop" doesn't many anything productive or therapeutic happened. Thermal scans help chiropractors and patients visually see that changes were in fact made.
An Illustration of Spinal imbalance
Patients are often pleasantly surprised when they notice improvements beyond the aches or pains that bring them to our office.
Sleep, mood, digestion, heart rate, body balance, facial functions, posture, and immune response can all be affected by pressure or irritation within the upper neck. Here's an illustration depicting where spinal imbalance begins.