Q: What Should I Expect If I Become a Patient?
A: You will be asked to complete a comprehensive health history form, which will require you to provide information on your health history and problems, diet, exercise, occupation, and lifestyle. After reviewing your health status, the doctor will perform a chiropractic examination, which will include palpation (examination by touch), testing range of motion and strength, neurological and orthopedic observations, and surface electrical conduction tests, as well as x-rays when indicated. After a complete analysis of your history and examination, you will be given a report of the findings as well as your care options so you may make an informed choice about chiropractic care.
Q: How Will My Progress be Monitored?
A: Your progress while under care will be carefully monitored. For example, your subjective improvement, as well as objective findings and changes, will be noted. Your care plan will be modified to meet your changing condition needs.
A 7-year study found that patients followed closely by a chiropractor had:
62% fewer outpatient surgeries
60% fewer hospital stays
59% fewer days in the hospital
85% lower pharmaceutical costs