A chiropractic evaluation/examination is similar to other health care provider examinations. A chiropractor's examination focuses primarily on the structure and functions of the spine and extremities which is a key factor in determining the specific chiropractic treatment/care to be administered.
An initial chiropractic examination for neck or back pain will typically have a few parts:
Consultation - The patient meets with the provider and provides a brief synopsis of their neck or back complaints, such as duration and frequency of symptoms.
- Description of Symptoms
- Areas of Pain
- What makes the pain feel better?
- What makes the pain feel worse?
Case History - The chiropractic provider identifies the areas of complaint and nature of neck and back pain by learning more about different areas of the patient's history, including:
- Dietary Habits
- Family History
- Past History
- Occupational History
Physical Exam - Our Kenwood Chiropractic providers may utilize a variety of methods to determine the spinal regions that may require chiropractic treatment. They may include static and motion palpation techniques to determine which spinal segments are restricted or fixated.
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Dr. Timothy Zakrajsek and Dr. Gayle Garness are chiropractors serving Duluth and the Kenwood, Woodland, Duluth Heights and Lakeside neighborhoods. Our chiropractors and the rest of the dedicated team at Kenwood Chiropractic are here to help you get relief from the pain that's plaguing you. Contact Kenwood Chiropractic anytime to arrange an appointment.