In preparation for your Free Consultation at Marietta's Chiropractic Care Center, you will be asked to fill out forms that provide background information about your medical history, current condition, and symptoms.
Types of questions include:
- When and how did the pain start?
- Where is it located?
- Did the pain start as a result of an injury? For us especially to know if the injury resulted from a Car Accident
- Describe the pain - is it sharp, dull, burning, or throbbing? Does it come and go, or is it continual?
- What activities/circumstances makes it better or worse?
The Exam with our local Marietta Chiropractor Dr. Erin Riley
Once we know a little bit about your history, the doctor will conduct a thorough exam that includes general tests such as blood pressure, respiration, pulse, and reflexes, as well as specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
Rangeof motion of the affected part
- Posture Analysis
- Muscle strength
- Muscle tone
- Neurological integrity
Based on the results of your chiropractic exam and previous medical history, diagnostic studies are helpful in identifying structural peculiarities to diagnose your condition more accurately and provide compelling evidence why and where you need Chiropractic Treatment after an Auto Accident.
The most common diagnostic studies during your chiropractic exam include:
- Other laboratory tests if
necessaryand potential outside referral for an MRI
Goals and Report of Findings
Our Chiropractor will establish specific goals based on the X-ray and Exam Findings for your individualized plan of care:
- Short-term goals will include lessening pain and restoring normal joint function and muscle balance
- Long-term goals are about reacquiring functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living.
Being involved in a vehicle collision can put unwanted pressure on our delicate nerves and can even diminish nerve flow to the limbs and vital organs.
Once our nervous system is compromised any function of the human body is at risk and can cause further complications.
From movement, blinking, and heartbeat, to regulation of hormones, breathing, and vision.
And even worse if left untreated depleted nerve energy will lead to pain, fatigue, organ dysfunction, and eventually disease.
By realigning the spine back to health, and taking unnecessary pressure off the nerves, patients experience almost immediate pain relief, and more significant experience vitality, a feeling of healthiness, and increased energy.
What is the Popping Sound You Hear During a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Adjusting the spinal joint may (but not always)
The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. This natural noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released.