The procedures we use are specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic. Our Examination consists of a thorough spinal and nervous system exam which includes "Palpation". Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. With this exam the doctor can feel areas of yourspine that may be involved with subluxations problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations. Your examination will also include a computerized examination called the "Tytron Subluxation Examination." This examination involves several important components. The first part of this examination 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 byproduct of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. From this we can see how subluxation may be affecting these functions of your nervous system.
In the second part of this examination the Tytron Subluxation Examination scans the surface of your spinal area for surface electrical impulses, and measures them along your spine. This helps measure the effect of subluxation on the motor nerve system and the affect subluxations may be having on your muscles. Spinal x-rays may be taken 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. Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been involved in your spine. Commonly, most patients receive two to four spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.