You will want to schedule a free consultation at Arrowhead Clinic in Midtown for an evaluation of your injuries.
You will have to provide your medical history, describe your symptoms, indicate what movements cause pain, and tell them how you were injured.
These details will help pinpoint the exact location causing you pain and allow them to make a treatment plan that will work with your exact medical condition.
Questions you can expect to be asked:
- When and how did the pain start?
- Is it sharp, throbbing, dull, or burning?
- Is your pain constant or does it come and go?
- Where is your pain located?
- What started the pain?
- Do you notice the pain worsening or improving with certain movements?
The Exam with our local Midtown Chiropractor
Dr. Veal will conduct a chiropractic exam that includes comprehensive tests. These tests will include blood pressure, pulse, respiration, and reflexes, as well as specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of motion of the affected body part
- Muscle strength
- Postural Stability
- Muscle tone
- Neurological integrity
After this exam and a study of your medical history, your chiropractor will be able to identify structural abnormalities to more accurately diagnose your condition.
This will help provide insurance companies with the evidence they need to cover your auto accident treatment plan.
Diagnostic studies often used in your chiropractic exam include:
- Laboratory Tests
- MRI (depending on the condition)
Dr. Veal at our Midtown Atlanta location will set goals based on your X-ray and exam findings for your individualized plan of care:
- Short-term goals include lessening pain, muscle balance, and restoring normal joint function.
- Long-term goals are about returning to normal activities and daily living without any pain.
The number of visits you will need will be determined by Dr. Veal and will vary for each patient.
Often times you will need more visits at first, such as 2-3 times a week, but then your visits will become more spaced out.
And eventually, your treatment should be reduced to once a week or even once every other week until you reach full recovery.