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The Importance of a Chiropractic Exam

Posted: July 20, 2016
By: Dr. Craig Hensley

Many people think that chiropractic is about walking into the office and saying to the doctor it hurts here, then getting “cracked” and that is the end of it.  This may be the experience some people have had but it is not the experience you will have in our office.  One of the most important parts of beginning chiropractic care is the chiropractic examination.  This exam gives me so much information about the patient and what their causes their problems, not just where is the pain.  Let me explain what the exam is, and how this is a crucial part of your care.

Our chiropractic exam is a comprehensive examination that is split into two parts.  First, we begin taking your health history.  We discuss your current problems in depth.  After, discussing your current issue, we then go over any surgeries, medications, or illnesses that you may have.  We also talk about your everyday activities like exercise, diet, and work.  Then finally we talk about any past accidents that you may have experienced like major slips or falls or car accidents.   All of this allows me to better understand the physical, mental, and emotion stress that you go through every day.  The second part of the exam is the physical exam.  This part includes taking vitals, chiropractic, orthopedic, neurological, and range of motion testing.  The exam shows how your body moves and how it responds to specific stresses.

After reviewing the exam, the information helps the doctor to determine the best treatment for the patient.   Often after doing my through examination I find issues that the patient does not even know are there.  This allows me to treat issues proactively to prevent problems instead of just treating pain.  The exam helps me to determine what type of adjustment is best for the patient, where to properly adjust, and how long treatment is necessary for the best results.

Overall the exam is one of the most important parts of your care.  It is crucial allow me to treat you and to help you improve your body’s functions, and to help you obtain 100% optimal health.  If you are ready to get started with your through chiropractic examination, please call us 336-904-0752 to make your appointment today.