The first step for a new chiropractic patient is to complete a thorough health history form. This includes old injuries, chronic problems, and your present symptoms. There will always be a member of staff available for discussion of any topics and to answer any questions you may have.
After reviewing the health history, Dr.Seegers will consult with you to discuss the problem and determine how it can best be treated. His goal is to understand how your physical strains have affected health by causing spinal misalignments and impingement of the nervous system.
This will include checking range of motion, reflexes, and performing other orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic tests. During this process X-rays may be taken of the affected area. X-rays are taken in an upright position to show the spine in its natural weight-bearing state. Subluxations are determined by careful analysis of the x-rays, palpation of the soft tissue of the spine, range of motion studies, and tests with instruments.
After Dr. Seegers has studied the health history and x-rays, he meets again with the you to explain the results of the examination and the recommended course of chiropractic care. Dr. Seegers is most happy to answer any questions you may have at this time concerning your condition and treatment.
The first adjustments begin to restore the vertebrae to their natural position. The soft tissues, muscles, and ligaments are stretched when the vertebrae are in an unnatural position, so these tissues must have time to rehabilitate. Normally, proper muscle tone, ligament position, and the shape of the vertebrae will keep the vertebrae in place after adjustment. After your second visit you will follow your personalized treatment plan to fully align your vertebrae and bring you back to full health.