On your first chiropractic visit to our clinic in Nelson, we will discuss your current health situation to assess whether you are a good candidate for chiropractic care. If I don’t think I can help, then I will refer you to the appropriate health provider at no charge. If I do think that I can help, I will conduct a consultation during which I will listen carefully to your health concerns and construct a complete health history. Following this I will do a thorough examination which will assess factors such as spinal mobility, neurological function, muscle strengths and weaknesses, reflexes and joint stability. All treatments and examinations are done fully clothed.
If X-rays are determined to be necessary, then we will refer you to another facility.
Gentle pain relief will then be provided if necessary.
On your second visit I will go over the results from your consultation, examination and x-rays (if taken) in detail and make recommendations in order to address the underlying causes of your condition. You will be given suggestions as to how to reduce or eliminate your condition and we will discuss care recommendations, taking into account your health goals and circumstances.[/fade]
At ChiroCare we want you to understand your condition completely so you can make an informed decision as to what is best for you.
We understand that this is your journey back to better health and don’t want you to feel pressured, but rather to feel helped and supported along that journey.
The two ways people use chiropractic care are:
- As a means of reducing and/or eliminating episodes of pain and symptoms
- On a more regular basis to help you feel and function at your best similar to regular exercise. How often you come is entirely up to you and usually depends on factors such as your lifestyle, condition of your spine, chronicity of problems.
When people understand the importance of a well-functioning nervous system and spine and the effects they have on body physiology and function they often choose to stay on a “maintenance” type of care program in the absence of pain or symptoms .[/fade]