What to expect – Hilliard Dublin Columbus Chiropractor
- An in-depth evaluation of your pain, discomfort, and any other health concerns you may have.
- State-of-the-art digital X-Ray system to assess spinal and pelvis alignment.
- A comprehensive rehabilitation program for correcting spinal alignment and posture.
- A comfortable, stress-free environment that you’ll want to come back to.
- A level of treatment that is unparalleled and will make you start feeling better.
Your First Visit
When choosing a healthcare practitioner, you have many choices. Before commencing care with us, you can expect your first visit to be in-depth. This visit involves a detailed history, neuromuscular examination, and spinal x-rays (if necessary) to determine what is going to be the most effective care for you.
Your second visit is where we will take the time to explain our recommended care plan and fees and answer any questions you might have about becoming a committed patient here.
Please read more below to learn about our first-visit procedures and the innovative technology we use.
What the Spinal Examination looks like:
Detailed History: You can conveniently download our new patient forms here: new patient forms or complete the documents in the office. These forms give us the background information needed to help you get better quickly. Once you are in the office, one of our team members will review your history.
Once we thoroughly understand you, your current health status, and your desired goals, we will begin the New Patient Examination.
First – We will visually look for any postural problems – forward head posture, uneven shoulder heights.. etc, then ask you to perform a full range of motion of your spine in various directions, indicating possible misalignments of the spinal column. – your body’s foundation.
Second – We perform a comprehensive spinal movement and joint integrity check; this involves palpation(touching) of your spine, pelvis, and all extremities (hips, knees, shoulders, etc..).
This is also when the doctor will perform specific orthopedic tests, check your muscle tone and strength, reflexes, and even other neurological examination based on your complaint and health history.
Third – Structural radiographs (x-rays) with analysis will show us your body’s exact alignment. We will be about to see if you have arthritis, bone spurs, degeneration, and more. This allows us to give pinpoint specific treatments down to the millimeters based on what is best for you and your morphology. Because to see is to know, and not to see is to guess. When it comes to your health, we don’t guess.
The x-ray analysis we offer differs from standard “medical” x-rays in that we first ensure your x-rays are taken while you are standing in your normal posture. We use very advanced diagnostic software that allows us to put specific x-ray lines and measurements to track your exact alignment. For example the degrees of tilt or rotation you may have at one or more joints.