In most cases, a chiropractic examination is very similar to standard examination procedures administered by all health care providers who treat musculoskeletal conditions. After a thorough consultation to obtain a detailed history (past history and history of the present complaint), an assessment of vital signs, neurological (nerve) function, orthopedic function, muscle strength, range of motion, posture, gait and joint motion is completed. A chiropractic physician places emphasis on examining the structure and function of the spine along with the patient’s overall health and wellness.
It is the ultimate goal to identify the area(s) of complaint and the nature of the symptoms to find the underlying cause and all the contributing factors. A chiropractor may utilize a variety of methods to determine the spinal segments that require chiropractic treatments, including but not limited to static and motion palpation techniques determining spinal segments that are hypo mobile (restricted in their movement) or fixated.
Depending on the results of the above examination, a chiropractor may use additional diagnostic tests, such as: X-ray or MRI for further evaluation. To enhance the accuracy of your diagnosis, we only use reputable radiological facilities which utilize a team of professional radiologists. The doctor will also provide you with an explanation and opinion regarding these studies.
Based upon the findings of the initial evaluation, Dr. Sellari will recommend a specific treatment plan designed for the best possible outcome.