The first step is an initial consultation with one of our doctors to go over your comprehensive health history.
Then a complete and thorough chiropractic physical examination will follow. This will include postural measurements to identify asymmetries (imbalance). This will allow the doctors to determine if they can help you.
If it is determined that you would benefit with our form of care a series of specific cervical x-rays will be taken. One of our doctors will then analyze these images to determine the specific nature of your upper cervical misalignment. With this information, they will be able to calculate the precise correction needed to realign your head and neck & restore postural alignment.
Once your problem has been identified you will be shown the finding of what your x-rays have revealed.
You will be given a comprehensive explanation as to how your specific upper cervical misalignment is altering your posture, creating symptoms and affecting your health.
You will then receive a correction or an ‘adjustment’ by one of our doctors based on the specific calculations from your upper cervical x-rays. This adjustment is an accurate ‘light touch’ specific method of care, which makes it extremely gentle, safe and effective. There is no twisting or rotating of the head and neck during correction.
After your upper cervical correction, one of our doctors will then determine the effectiveness of the treatment by measuring structural/postural changes made by the adjustment. We expect you to see and feel the positive changes made after care. It is at this point the doctor will offer advice and recommendations on how to effectively ‘hold’ your alignment. This will be accomplished through potential diet, exercise & any other necessary lifestyle/activities of daily living modifications. In addition, our office works with a network of other healthcare professionals. We are always willing to work together with other healthcare care professionals to facilitate successful outcomes and healthy patients.
Our patients are often amazed at how fast their posture and symptoms improve.
Just keep in mind that every patient has a specific unique musculoskeletal distortion pattern. Some factors to consider during patient care management are: the severity of the misalignment, the duration of time the spine has been distorted and degenerative changes made to the body.