What should you expect on your first visit with us?
At Abundant Life Family Chiropractic our evaluations are directed toward detection and correction of the vertebral subluxation. The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nerve system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our office.
Our Evaluation consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes a computerized evaluation with the "Insight Millennium Subluxation Station." This evaluation involves several important components.
The first part of this evaluation process involves reading spinal heat differences from one level of the spine to another, as well as from one side of the spine to the other. Heat is a by product of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nerve system. From this we can see how subluxations may be affecting these functions of your nerve system.
In the second part of this evaluation, the Insight Millennium locates areas of increased tension by measuring surface electrical impulse along your spine. This helps measure the affect of subluxations on the motor nerve system and the affect subluxations may be having on your muscles.
The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your Report of Findings. However, 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 evaluations so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nerve system is functioning. Using the Insight Millennium is much more accurate that just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.
Spinal x-rays may be ordered depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, most children, recent usable spinal x-rays and some other various situations. A posture analysis will be performed to show postural changes that occur over time.
what should you expect on your second visit with us?
The Doctor’s Report ( Thursdays at 630 pm – by appointment only )
This appointment is the Most Important one of your care!
At this appointment, you will hear a short presentation in a group setting by Dr. Darla. She will explain what specific scientific adjustments will do to increase your life span and remove sickness and disease from the body. Once the presentation is complete, you will meet with her individually to review your specific goals and answer questions from the first visit. All insurance information and financial obligations will be discussed. Following your consult with the doctor, you will receive your first adjustment.
To make sure you get the most out of the Doctor’s Report, here are a few tips.
your first adjustment
Things to Consider Following Your First Adjustment
All new practices members receive fewer adjustments for their first adjustment. The purpose for this is to determine how your body will respond to the adjustments before we begin more aggressive care. There are 3 possible scenarios after your first adjustment.
Don’t be discouraged if you do not notice immediate, lasting improvement from this first adjustment. It likely took years for your body to get into the condition that it is in right now, and it will take time and repetition of care to reverse the effects of years of stress and degeneration on the joints, muscles and nerves of the spine.
Dr. Darla may recommend that you follow a program of care over several months and many adjustments. Our goal with this approach to chiropractic care is to create lasting change and correction rather than just pain or symptom relief.
.In some cases the joints adjusted may become sore after the first adjustments. This occurs because of irritation of chronically inflamed joints or nerves. If this happens to you, the symptoms are temporary much like the initial soreness that a person might have after starting a new exercise program. The best way to reduce this soreness is to place an icepack on the painful area for 15-20 minutes (never longer than 20 minutes, do not use heat, repeat icing as needed).
This “tonal” chiropractic technique actually works with your body’s natural movement and motion to help your body naturally correct the restricted and misaligned segments in your spine and pelvis. Because of this we encourage all new patients to make time to dedicate to regular exercise while they are under care. Simply walking for 15-20 minutes each day can make a huge difference in the results you will see during your care.