Chiropractic Assessment & Diagnosis
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- Comprehensive History
- Health Goal Setting
- Orthopedic Exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D Posture Analysis
- Range Of Motion Exam
- Referral For Diagnostic Imaging
- First Follow Up Treatment
The first and most crucial step on your path to improved health is through a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. This isn’t merely a formality; it’s the foundation upon which effective treatment is built. With a precise diagnosis, we can identify the root causes of your discomfort, whether it’s neck pain, lower back pain, or other musculoskeletal issues.
Armed with this information, we can create a personalised treatment plan that addresses not just your symptoms but your overall well-being. A correct diagnosis is the cornerstone of any successful treatment program, providing the roadmap for your journey back to optimal health.
Benefits of Chiropractic Assessment & Diagnosis
The importance of a comprehensive chiropractic assessment and diagnosis cannot be overstated. Serving as the cornerstone of effective chiropractic care, a detailed diagnosis enables us to craft a personalised treatment plan for you.
Based on scientific evidence, this approach ensures that you receive the most suitable treatments for your specific needs. Some of the key benefits include:
- Pain Relief: Alleviate discomfort, especially in cases involving neck pain and lower back pain.
- Improved Mobility: Enhance your range of motion and overall physical function.
- Better Posture: Correct alignment issues that contribute to poor posture.
- Early Detection: Identify potential health issues before they become more severe.
- Scientifically-Guided Treatment: Benefit from a treatment program that’s grounded in scientific evidence.
- Personalised Care: Receive a treatment plan tailored to your specific diagnosis and health condition.
- Holistic Health: Many chiropractors consider your overall health, not just the symptoms you present.
- Informed Decision Making: A thorough diagnosis helps you make educated choices about your health.
Who Would Benefit From a Chiropractic Assessment?
If you have ongoing pain, limited range of motion, or a health condition affecting your soft tissues, then you are a suitable candidate for chiropractic diagnosis. People with specific complaints like low back pain, neck pain, and other musculoskeletal issues find the diagnostic process invaluable. It serves as the foundation upon which your chiropractor will build your treatment plan.
After your initial consultation, you’ll undergo a thorough physical examination which includes a series of tests.
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Our Process at Ripple Chiropractic
If you choose us for your chiropractic assessment and diagnosis, this is what you can expect:
Your journey toward better health starts here. At your first chiropractic visit, we offer an initial consultation to delve into your medical history. We want to understand not just your symptoms, but your lifestyle, past injuries, and any other health conditions that might affect your well-being. This comprehensive history-taking is crucial for crafting a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Following the initial consultation, you’ll undergo a thorough physical examination. The chiropractic exam includes a series of tests to assess your posture, reflexes, general mobility, and specific joint and muscle conditions.
Your blood pressure will also be checked as part of the general health assessment. This phase may include a neurological examination to rule out or confirm certain conditions. The objective is to arrive at a specific diagnosis that will guide the subsequent treatment program.
A comprehensive chiropractic assessment and diagnosis serves as the cornerstone of effective chiropractic care, enabling us to create a personalised treatment plan for you.
Imaging and Diagnostic Studies
For some patients, diagnostic studies such as X-rays or MRIs may be required for a differential diagnosis. These imaging tests offer an in-depth look into your spinal alignment and the condition of your soft tissues. They help us differentiate between various potential causes for your symptoms, further refining your treatment plan.
Report of Findings
Once the chiropractic examination and any necessary diagnostic studies are complete, we will provide a detailed report of findings. This report will contain your specific diagnosis and outline a recommended treatment program.
Expect a transparent discussion about what kinds of chiropractic treatments are suitable for you, whether it’s chiropractic manipulation, spinal manipulation, or other forms of chiropractic care.
How to schedule an appointment
If you have any more questions chiropractic assessment and diagnosis, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. In the meantime, check out our most frequently asked questions below which may provide the additional information you’re looking for.
For your first chiropractic visit, it would be beneficial to bring any prior medical records, diagnostic tests, or reports related to your condition. This information will help our registered chiropractor to make a more specific diagnosis. Additionally, wearing comfortable clothing is advised for the physical examination.
The initial consultation, combined with the chiropractic examination, usually takes 30 minutes. This time allows us to take a comprehensive medical history, conduct a physical and perhaps a neurological examination, and perform any necessary diagnostic tests for a differential diagnosis.
No, the chiropractic assessment is designed to identify issues, not to cause discomfort. While we’ll be testing your range of motion and palpating areas that may be sensitive or painful, the purpose is to understand your condition better. Many patients find the process enlightening and are relieved to take the first step toward effective chiropractic care.
Based on the chiropractic diagnosis, we could recommend a variety of treatments. These can range from spinal manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and soft tissue work to lifestyle advice on exercise, nutrition, and stress management. All treatment plans are tailored to treat problems specific to your health condition and are grounded in scientific evidence.
Chiropractors primarily treat musculoskeletal issues such as lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches. They also handle conditions like sciatica, whiplash, and joint pain in the shoulders and knees. Treatment often involves spinal adjustments, but may also include lifestyle advice and exercise recommendations.
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Consultation + 1st Treatment
We are offering a special price for your consultation + 1st treatment which will include all of the following:
- Comprehensive history including chief complaint, trauma and medical history.
- Health goal setting
- Orthopedic exam
- Neurological Exam
- Biostructural Exam
- 3D posture analysis
- Range of motion exam
- Referral for diagnostic imaging if clinically appropriate
- First follow up treatment