Be ready to provide your medical history, which will be essential for preparing a course of treatment for you. Medical records, such as diagnostic test results, or imaging results, such as X-rays and MRIs, also will provide important information about your condition. Certain things in your health history are particularly vital to a chiropractor. This information could provide important clues that will allow your chiropractor to properly diagnose your problem.
Such clues include whether you have or have had:
Be prepared to answer such questions as:
Here’s what to expect:
The first order of business is checking your vital signs, reflexes, and blood pressure.
On your first visit as a new patient, Dr. Lambert will perform an exam to determine the cause of your pain. Next, he will perform a treatment and provide information to help you manage any symptoms you may continue to have. If necessary he will instruct you on stretches or exercises to help alleviate your symptoms. Dr Lambert also utilizes chiropractic manipulation along with physical therapy modalities to insure patients' success. He uses a variety of adjusting techniques to accommodate each patient's needs and comfort levels. You may be asked to:
Next, a short physical exam by the chiropractor will involve palpation, or use of the hands, to explore the alignment of your spine and other structures, as well as provide information on any stimuli that may cause pain.
Depending on your condition, a series of diagnostic tests may follow. These tests may include MRIs, CT scans, X-rays, blood work, and other laboratory tests.
The chiropractor may also consult with you about making important lifestyle changes, such as exercise, nutrition, and smoking cessation to improve your chances of healing faster or preventing further injury.
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