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Therefore, it is important for you to know what to expect when you visit us. Read over the following procedures a new patient should expect to receive on their first and subsequent visits.
If your car breaks down, you explain the problems you are having to the mechanic. First they want to know what is currently happening, then they start asking more direct and specific questions about the problems, then they ask about the regular maintenance and type of fuel you use. This is exactly what to expect at the chiropractor. The Doctors are interested in what is currently happening, what happened in the past, and your lifestyle (what type of fuel). All the information discussed with the chiropractor is considered when evaluating your spine and overall health.
The Doctors at Junge Family Chiropractic are experts at noticing subtle changes in posture, skin tone (when is the last time you looked at the skin tone on your back?), gait (walking) and movement which could indicate underlying problems.
The instrument of choice here at Junge Family Chiropractic is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven heat on either side of the spine which can be indicative of local acute inflammation or chronic nerve pressure. This instrument is glided down the length of the spine and feels like two fingers moving down your back. We also use a computerized version on the first day and at follow up exams to track progress.
Palpation is the art of feeling things by hand. In the chiropractic office this simply means feeling the spine with the fingers. The doctors feel for hot, sticky, swollen, tenderness, and other abnormal tissue changes that are associated with underlying problems.
This process is very similar to static palpation (see above) but instead the doctor moves your vertebra in various specific angles. This allows the doctors to identify how easily or difficult each vertebra is moving.
X-ray film allows the doctors to visualize your entire spine and structure which support them. This is helpful in evaluating for any disease processes, fracture, joint and disc integrity, and any vertebral misalignment.
“Seeing is knowing, and not seeing is guessing. We will not guess with your health!”
After completing a complete analysis of your spine and overall health, the doctors at Junge Family Chiropractic and Gonstead doctors worldwide are ready to deliver a hands on specific adjustment. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as precise and accurate as possible when adjusting the spine. Time is taken to ensure mechanically correct positioning, then a calculated thrust is delivered to produce the most effective and pain free adjustment possible.