Dr. Sperry will do everything in his power to work with his patients in helping to relieve their back pain, neck pain, as well as other ailments as fast as possible with as few treatments as necessary, and also give advice on how to avoid future episodes of back pain or neck pain, etc. Here’s what to expect at your first chiropractic visit, during which Dr. Sperry will complete a thorough consultation, examination, and x - rays lasting 45 minutes or more:
• Full patient history
• Chiropractic physical examination
• Diagnostic studies (x-rays when
• Chiropractic treatment plan
Full Patient History
In preparation for your consultation with Dr. Sperry, new patients are expected to fill out forms that provide background information about the symptoms and conditions they are experiencing. Types of questions Dr. Sperry might ask include:
• When and how did the pain start?
• Where is it located?
• Is it a result of an injury?
• What activities/circumstances makes it better?
• What activities/circumstances makes it worse?
Patients are also usually asked to provide information on family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers and treatments.
Chiropractic Physical Examination
A thorough chiropractic examination includes general tests such as blood pressure, pulse, determining muscle spasm by palpation, and neurological reflexes, as well as specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
• Range of motion of the affected part
• Muscle tone
• Muscle strength
• Neurological integrity
Further chiropractic tests may be necessary to assess the affected area (such as having the individual move in a specific manner and posture analysis).
Based upon the results of the history and chiropractic examination, diagnostic studies may be helpful in revealing pathologies and identifying structural abnormalities that can be used to more accurately diagnose a condition. The most common diagnostic studies used by Chiropractors include:
• X-ray exam
Sperry Chiropractic Clinic offers on-site basic x-ray services, but an MRI scan and more extensive imaging studies may be referred to an outside center.
History, physical examination, and any diagnostic studies lead to a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, Dr. Sperry will determine if the condition will respond to chiropractic care. Dr. Sperry will explain a patient’s:
• Diagnosed condition
• Individualized chiropractic treatment plan (or other treatments)
• Anticipated length of chiropractic care
Call (979) 297-0002 today to make your appointment.
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