1st Visit

Taking your history

We will take an extensive history. Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • A detailed description of your pain
  • How you got injured (assuming there was a specific cause of injury—which there often isn’t!)
  • Whether or not you have had this pain before and how it was managed
  • Other conditions you have that may contribute to your pain
  • How your pain affects your daily life
  • What your treatment goals are

Exam

Based upon your history, we will assess and test the following:

  • Postural alignment
  • Muscle strength and reflexes
  • Numbness, tingling, and pain patterns
  • How certain movements increase or decrease pain

X-ray

If necessary, we will take an x-ray of your spine. Mission Chiropractic Works is equipped with on site digital x-ray. Spinal x-rays allow us to actually see your spine. This is important because the images allow us to:

  • Rule out possible diseases that may be affecting your spine
  • Assess the health of your bones, joints, and disc space
  • See any structural abnormalities that may be contributing to your pain
  • Objectively quantify any alignment issues you may have

Diagnosis

Based upon your history, exam findings, x-rays, and other diagnostic reports, you will be given a specific diagnosis. This diagnosis will form the framework for treatment.

Treatment

At a minimum, treatment will consist of chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue work. Depending on the complexity of your condition—as well as your treatment goals—we may also utilize decompression, postural reeducation, and rehabilitation.

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