Health History and Consultation
The first step for a new Chiropractic patient is filling out a complete health history form. Old injuries, chronic problems, and your present symptoms are recorded on the form for study. Members of the staff are always available for a complete and thorough discussion with you.
After reviewing the health history, the Doctor meets with you to discuss the problem and how it can be best treated through Chiropractic care. The Doctor talks with you about how the physical strains have affected your health by precipitating spinal mis-alignments called subluxations and subsequent impingement of the nervous system.
You can print out the health history forms here to speed up the process when you arrive at Nunez Chiropractic, P.S.C.
Spinal range of motion, reflexes, chiropractic, spinal, orthopedic, and neurological tests. as well as palpation of the soft tissue of the spine are regular part of the physical exam.
Nunez Chiropractic utilizes in-office digital X-ray to take standing x-rays. These standing x-rays show your spine in its natural weight-bearing state. Subluxations are determined by careful analysis of the x-rays.
Report of Findings
After the Doctors have studied the health history and x-rays, they meet again with you to explain the results of your exam and the recommended course of Chiropractic care. The Doctor will also explain the spine and subluxations.
The first adjustment begins to restore your vertebra to its natural position. The connective tissues, the muscles and ligaments are stretched when your vertebra is in an unnatural position, so these tissues must have time to “rehabilitate.” Normally, proper muscle tone, ligament position, and the shape of the vertebra will keep your vertebra in place. Therapeutics such as e-stim, ultrasound and traction are utilized to assist the healing of the connective tissues.
The adjustment or correction of a subluxation is the means of care provided by the Chiropractor. Padded tables of several types are used for adjusting, including a mechanized version which accommodates a wide variety of postures.