Our examination procedures are geared toward detection and correction of "Vertebral Subluxation" (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedure we use gives us direct information of your brain stem and spinal cord to detect abnormal function. There are a couple of things to expect during your first visit at our clinic.
BRAIN STEM SCAN - The examination process is comfortable and takes only a few minutes. We utilize thermocouples to detect heat as a product of any blockage or pressure being unnaturally placed on the spinal cord and brain stem by the surrounding vertebrae. Heat is a by product of circulation and nerve transmission controlled by the autonomic nerve system. From this test we can see if subluxation is affecting nerve system function and contributing to your condition.
The result of this test will be immediately explained to you during your consultation. Dr. Tabick can qualify you for care and let you know at this time if the cause of your problem has been found and if specific chiropractic care can help you. If care is recommended spinal x-rays will be taken.
Spinal X-rays X-rays will be taken on all patients. Infants and toddlers up to age 2 may not need X-rays. This will be determined during the consultation. Reasons why X-rays will not be taken include pregnancy, age and recent relevant chiropractic style spinal x-rays. X-rays will give pertinent information on the position or posture of the spinal vertebrae, if any degenerative processes or contraindications are present and to assure the proper level safety of adjusting the patient. Patients will have three chiropractic spinal X-rays taken at the beginning of care. With this important information attained from the X-rays we can make an accurate determination on the duration and frequency of your treatment.
Your X-ray findings will be explained by Dr Tabick before beginning treatment on your second visit, the Report of Findings. You will understand how the treatment works, what the length/frequency of treatment is for you and what to expect relative to your case during treatment. We recommend bringing your spouse, partner or anyone that will be directly involved in your health care decisions during the second Report of Findings visit so all questions can be answered before starting care.