At Stewart Chiropractic Center, our examinations procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation.”
All new practice members are requested to fill out the new practice member health application form as completely as possible. Please read and sign all other forms as well.
A one-on-one consultation will be conducted to discuss your health issues and goals, uncover the layers of past damage/trauma and to help determine the cause of your health issues.
A comprehensive chiropractic evaluation and Neurological Diagnostic Testing will be performed to further determine the exact cause of your health problems. Using our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to locate the root cause of any dysfunction or disease within your body.
It is important to note that this examination helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on “how you feel” on any given day.
You may be asked to:
- Bend forward, sideways, or backwards – Misaligned spinal vertebrae can be revealed during this exercise.
- Perform specific orthopedic tests to determine the exact components involved in your health problems.
- Gait Analysis – Evaluating your gait helps to determine if you have a normal walking pattern. Abnormalities in the balance and alignment within your pelvis and spine can be seen during this assessment.
- Postural Evaluation – Posture abnormalities will reveal whether or not you have misalignments within spinal column.
These exercises will provide vital information regarding your motor skills, balance, and gait, leading the doctor to a better understanding of your current state of health. These tests also help determine your range of motion, muscle tone and strength, and overall integrity of your nervous system.
Next, a short physical assessment will be performed utilizing both motion and static palpation (palpation means to assess with your hands) to explore the alignment of your spine and other structures, as well as provide information on any stimuli that may cause pain or discomfort.
The doctor will advise you if additional tests are needed including any Chiropractic Postural Specific X-rays. 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 involved in your spine. Commonly, most patients receive three spinal X-rays at the beginning of care.
The Doctors will then take quality time to review your x-rays to analyze for vertebral subluxation and spinal misalignment. The results will be discussed at your next appointment, the Report of Findings.
This is your most important appointment! A Principled Doctors Report and Report of Findings will be conducted, at which time the cause of your current condition will be discussed.
After reviewing your case, the doctor will decide if you are a candidate for chiropractic care and a thorough explanation of care recommendations and action steps will be explained.
Initiate care and begin specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments to start you on the path to achieving your God-given health potential!
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical, and adjustive procedures and equipment available. Vertebral subluxations are a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the well established time-proven procedures to help you. We feel you’re worth it!