Report of Findings, Subluxation Explanation and Chiropractic Treatment
(Length of Visit: 30 minutes)
Based upon the information collected from your consultation and examination, Dr. Goodstein will give you a detailed Report of Findings and answer any of your questions including:
1. How can he help me?
2. How often do I need to come in?
3. What will my treatments cost? How much will my insurance cover?
All these questions will be addressed on this visit.
Subluxation will be discussed
The most common form of a pinched nerve is a Subluxation . A Subluxaition is a vertebrae of the spine that is out of alignment with the one above and the one below resulting in nerve pressure. This nerve interference has an effect similar to that of an electrical short circuit between the mind and body (see the video on the home page of this site). The result is bodily dysfunction, pain, and/or other symptoms. The Chiropractor's job is to remove the subluxation allowing the nerve impulses to get to the tissues and replace the abnormal cells with normal cells. This is how chiropractors aid the healing process.
Below is an illustration of a Subluxation pinching a nerve.
What Causes Subluxations?
Any physical, chemical, or emotional stressors - which are greater than ones' internal resistance, can adversely effect the muscles and ligaments that support and protect the spinal vertebra. Physical Stress - can range from serious trauma to simple repetitive stressors such as sitting at your desk day after day with your head turned to the same side for six years. Past history of injuries from auto accidents, sports injuries, falls, overuse, etc....will cause subluxations to develop and accumulate. Chemical Stress - is anything from eating too much sugar and preservatives to breathing environmental pollutants. This upsets the body's chemistry which disrupts the muscle's and ligament's tone resulting in subluxations. Mental, Emotional Stress - is something we all experience just from our individual life circumstances. Mental stress effects the nervous system. Muscles tighten and subluxations develop. When subluxations are corrected and kept at a minimum, the body has greater potential to heal and stay healthy.
Dr. Goodstein will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs. If for any reason the doctor can not help you he will refer you to another healthcare provider.
If you did not receive a treatment on your first visit then you will get your first treatment on this visit. Dr. Goodstein will explain how chiropractic treatments work and what is involved so that all of your concerns can be addressed. Your treatment may include Spinal Adjustments, Massage Therapy, deep tissue Trigger Point Therapy and/or other physiotherapy modalities depending upon your condition.