On your first visit we will take a thorough history of your problem to help isolate the root causes. We need to determine what stressers your body has been under. We will of course ask you what your symptoms are and rule out a but many of clinic members soon learn that the pain in their back originally came from their neck or their hip; or maybe that it hurts on the left but the issue is on the right.
This is the basis of what makes chiropractic unique and different to medicine and this is what we would like to share with you in the following pages. Chiropractic focuses on the spine, as well as extremities, and how vertebral and extremity joint health affects the nervous system and the overall functioning of the body.
In simple terms (as we don’t want to bore you), a vertebral subluxation is when one or more of your vertebrae move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine.
How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly.
A thorough chiropractic examination will include: