WHAT TO EXPECT
A Slainte team member will guide you through a our office with an educational tour. You will learn about the doctors in the office as well as a brief history of Chiropractic and an inside-out approach to health.
We will discuss any health concerns you have as well as any pertinent information we found on your form, such as past accidents, injuries or health problems. At this point, we will also explain how chiropractic care can benefit you.
Many people are surprised to see how extensive our paperwork is. We want to get to the underlying cause of interference in your nervous system, so you can live life to your fullest potential!
The first test we will use looks at the temperature along each side of the spine. The body's temperature controls are affected by pressure and tension in the spinal nerves. Researchers have found that changes in temperature along the spine are directly related to how well organs work! Measuring the subtle changes temperature control allows us to have an inside view of how body systems are responding to stress.
Blood vessels on either side of the spine are measured using thermographic (Temperature) scanning. These blood vessels are under the same control of specific nerves that regulate organs and glands. If spinal nerve interference is present, the blood vessels will constrict(cool) or dilate(warm). Studies indicate that temperature imbalance is related to poor nerve control and poor regulation of the organs and glands.
This technology allows us to determine how each specific nerve root is being controlled by the brain. If the body is unable to maintain equal temperature from side to side, it is also unable to regulate the amount of energy going to each organ.
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to consistently break down these unhealthy thermal patterns and normalize the nerve controls to the organs and glands. Consistent care and scanning confirm the impact that chiropractic care has on organ metabolism.
The next test uses two sensors that lightly touch the skin along the back and neck so that the tiny nerve signals making your muscles work can be assessed. EMG sensors measure the electrical nerve signals in muscles as they contract. The colors and scores tell us how energized or exhausted the entire spinal muscle and nerve system are when performing the simple task of sitting.
There is a computer model which knows exactly how much energy the muscles along the spine should "spend" to maintain proper posture and alignment. if these signals are too strong or even too weak, the computerized program will detect and score the results. Muscles that are constantly overworked tire more easily and are part of the picture in a patient's overall sense of fatigue and exhaustion.
Chiropractic care is renowned for unlocking unhealthy spine and nerve habits that affect the function of the muscles and joints of the spine. The EMG scans also show that a properly adjusted and well-aligned spinal core wastes much less energy.
We conduct a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of your subluxation pattern.
Visualization — We will look for the subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
Instrumentation — The Nervoscope detects uneven temperature along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
Static Palpation — This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine while sitting. We will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation — This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables us to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
X-Ray Analysis — X-ray films enable us to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These full-spine x-rays are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to see how your spine functions in gravity.
As a chiropractor, our main focus is your nervous system. The most important input into your nervous system comes from your spine. More specifically, it comes from the motion and alignment of your spine. Therefore, our conduit into your nervous system is the spine.
X-rays allow us to determine the exact change and/or damage that has occurred in your spine. This helps us determine the amount and frequency of care that is necessary to help you. Also x-rays give us the exact shape and structure of your spine allowing us to know exactly how to adjust your spine to make the best correction possible.
In our office, we have a state of the art digital x-ray machine, which allows us to quickly and effectively obtain x-rays as they are needed.
This is the most important visit you will have. The orientation starts in a group setting. We spend about 30 minutes educating you on true health based on principles of neurology and physiology. We discuss how the body works and the causes of subluxations.
At this appointment we will also discuss how we came up with your recommendations and how to pay for them. We strongly recommend bringing your spouse or loved one to this appointment so you can make educated health and financial decisions together.
Report of Findings
Based on all of the objective data we obtained from your scientific assessment, x-ray, and postural exam, we will share the personalized care plan designed specifically for you. At that time, we will also discuss the different payment options which are offered.