Q: What should I expect on my first visit?
Part 1 - The Consultation
The consultation is just a conversation.
The purpose of the consultation is to help us learn more about your situation including your health history, current health (including stressors) and your future health goals
If anything in your case history suggests that your core problem is located in your spine or nervous system they will recommend doing a complete examination.
Part 2 - The examination
The purpose of the examination is threefold:
- To assess any damage to your spine and nerve
- Determine if this damage is causing or contributing to your health problem and...
- Learn what level of care (including frequency) is necessary to solve your problem.
The examination consists of three tests:
1. Thermography Study
Thermography is used to measure how well your brain and spine and communicating to the rest of your body. This test will show us if you have any nerve pressure.
2. Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
sEMG is used to measure the small, but vitally important muscles surrounding your spine. The test results will help determine where the tight and weak muscle of your spine are and, most importantly, how those muscles are distorting your spine.
3. Active Palpation
The doctor will be checking your posture and physically examining your spine to locate any areas of chronic damage, swelling, edema, redness and other signs that your spine and nerve system might have suffered damage.
Once the examination is complete we have some homework to do!
Our doctors will spend time analyzing the tests and present you with the results. The results of the test will tell you:
- Exactly what is happening
- What options you have
- How we can help you
- How long it will take
- How much it will cost
Once all your questions have been answered, and you and your doctor can agree to a plan of action that will solve your problem, you can start your care immediately.