Chiropractic Examinations and Evaluations
Chiropractic care offers solutions to address individual health and wellness needs. Most people suffering from neck pain, joint pain, back pain, headaches, and muscle tension have a hard time going about their daily duties. At Weeks Wellness Chiropractic, we are a full-service health center offering chiropractic solutions to residents of the Longmont and Boulder areas.
Are Chiropractic Examinations and Evaluations Necessary?
When you go in for a chiropractic examination and evaluation, a medical assessment will determine what is not properly aligned in your body and what is causing your pain and immobility. After the evaluation, our chiropractor will suggest viable treatment options to help relieve pain and discomfort while facilitating recovery.
What Happens During Chiropractic Examinations and Evaluations?
In many ways, chiropractic examinations are similar to standard examinations done by other health care providers. Chiropractors perform procedures to help determine any problems in the structure and function of the spine. A chiropractic evaluation is conducted in three stages, starting with a consultation, a medical history review, and a physical examination for proper diagnosis. During the initial consultation, you need to complete a health questionnaire regarding your medical history. You also need to indicate the areas where you experience pain and discomfort.
A physical examination will focus on your spine and any injured extremities. Our chiropractor will test your muscle strength. We will also test your range of motion, reflexes, and other neurological tests. A visual examination will look for visual indications of injury and spinal curves. Our chiropractor may conduct orthopedic examinations to look out for any issues with joints, spine, bones, and soft tissues for treatment.
What to Expect When Visiting A Chiropractor
The first step is patient intake, where our chiropractor learns about the patient’s medical history and current health condition to formulate ideal health goals. Following is a physical examination with specific attention to the neck and spine region where pain and discomfort are most aggravated. If need be, an X-ray is taken to examine the severity of wear-and-tear and any irregularities in the spine causing discomfort.
Your chiropractor determines whether or not you need a chiropractic adjustment after the examination and evaluation. In most cases, the chiropractor can provide you instant pain relief by adjusting your spine. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, improve your mobility, and enhance your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
Schedule a Chiropractic Examination in Longmont or Boulder
For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care or to schedule a chiropractic examination, call Weeks Wellness Chiropractic today at (303) 776-6596.