The initial consultation takes about 40 minutes.
On arrival you will be ask to complete a pre-consultation history questionnaire so the chiropractor can evaluate your current and previous health status. On completion of this form you will be asked to view an educational DVD while your chiropractor reviews your file. The chiropractor will then perform a thorough chiropractic, orthopaedic and neurological examination including X-rays if required. Your chiropractor may need some time to correlate all the findings before any treatment and recommendations for care are given. These will normally be reviewed with you on your following visit called the Report of Findings.
Your second visit is your Report of Findings and is approximately 30 to 40 minutes duration.
At this stage your x-rays will be fully explained to you and reported on and any health care goals discussed. A comprehensive plan will be prepared in order for you to achieve these goals. The chiropractor will explain the process of chiropractic care and talk you through your first adjustment.
Subsequent visits vary from 5 minutes to 30 minutes depending on your individual needs at the time.
We offer as a service the facility to take spinal x-rays on the premises at Camira-Springfield Chiropractic Centre. An X-ray can allow us to truly determine the cause of your problems and to what extent it may have affected your spine. There are three main reasons your Chiropractor will recommend X-rays: -
- To assist in determining whether your spine is structurally sound, or whether there is any pathology (disease process) present that may affect or hinder your response to chiropractic care.
- To gain information on the function of your spine.
- To identify any variation in your individual anatomy of the joints and skeletal structure that will assist your chiropractic in providing you with the most appropriate care.