Health Spectrum
Checklist

Regular Checkup

Getting regular chiropractic checkups are essential to your health if you want to keep your health at it's best. People who use chiropractic care on a regular basis have been shown to use less drugs, get sick less often, enjoy greater freedom of movement (ie. play better golf), and report a higher quality of life. Who wouldn't want that?

Measuring Your Health

Your health is very important to you. Everything you do in life depends on your health. It makes sense to keep track of just how healthy you are? Have you ever known someone who is suddenly told that they have a serious health condition where a week earlier they thought they were top notch healthy? Yes, I think most of us have.

Although this change of state of health appears to be sudden, it really wasn't. Other than accidents where our health status is altered very abrutly, negative changes in our health actually occur slowly over time. Unfortunately these slow changes often occur without any symptoms so we don't really know it is happening.

Most understand this process. This is why many people go to their medical doctor for regular checkups. This is a good idea but you need to understand what they are checking for. Mostly they are determining whether you have a disease or not. This is diferent from determining how healthy your.

In our office we want to know how well you are functioning and not just if you have a disease already present. Chiropractors are trained in determining loss of normal function long before it develops into a disease. When you approach your health in this manner you increase your chances of ever developing a disease.

Health History

We will first gather information about your health to help determine how well you are functioning. We ask specific questions and if you are experiencing any symptoms at this time we want to hear about them. Sometimes the cause of a symptom is not obvious but the doctor of chiropractic is trained to put all the pieces of your history together to determine what the causes may be.

Neurological Testing

Brain and Spinal CordThe healthy function of your nervous system is chief concern the doctor in our office. We will perform specific neurological tests to ensure that your nervous system is functioning as it is suppose to be. Some of these test are the same that you will get from your medical doctor. Others will be tests that you can only get from a doctor of chiropractic. This is our specialty.

Your brain and spinal cord is the system in the body that controls and coordinates the functions of all other systems in the body. Some of the other systems are the heart and arteries, the lungs, your stomach and intestines, and your immune system.

When the spine is not functioning properly it can interfer in the ability of the brain and spinal cord to communicate with the body. This interference is called a subluxation and to read more about it you can click here.

Muscle Testing

Examination

The doctor has specialized training in testing your muscle function. Since all muscle are directly controlled by a nerve we can use muscle testing to help isolate which nerves are working properly and which one's aren't. Quite often there is considerable weakness in the muscles and people don't even know it. These weaknesses are the early signs of failing health. Left uncorrected they will often progress into more debilitating conditions like arthritis, herniated discs, and degenerative joints. These conditions are much hard to heal from and they decrease your quality of life considerably. Correcting the muslce weakness early is the best way to stay stay healthy.

These muscle test are also used to measure your progress in care. Both the doctor and the patient will get immediate feedback of how much improvment is being achieved. We need to keep checking our progress to make sure we are making improvements. Most patients will feel an improvement in their muscle function after just one visit.

Further Tests

X-rays

X-rays are one test that we do not do in our office. If we feel it is important to get some x-rays we will let you know. We use a facility in Belleville for our x-rays and you can usually get in the next day. There is no additional cost for x-rays but they can be very valuable in determining how severe the damage is and that will helps us to understand how long it will take to restore your health back to fully functioning again.

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Peace

Our inner peace is our natural state. The busy-ness of life hides it from us. We yearn to be able to get away an lie on the beach in order to reclaim it. That just isn't enough to support our health. We need to return to our peace nature every day. Chiropractic care helps to clear the communication pathways so that we can find our inner peace with ease. We all have different ways of returning to peace. We all need to find our way.

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Power

We have many moving parts and many bodily functions. We must keep them all moving and functioning at their best if we want to perform at our best in life. A competetive athelete strives to be as powerful as they can to be the best at their game. Is an athletes game more important than your life? Of course not! Then it makes sense that keeping your body powerful is just as important, isn't it? Chiropractic care keeps the power on.

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Passion

What is it in life the moves you. What activites get you so engrosed that time flys by when you are doing them. Who are the people in your life that make your life worth living. These are your passions and they are an essential part of your health. Chiropractic care helps you to stay fully engaged in your passions. When your health suffers your whole life suffers. The people in your life suffer and you can no longer do the things you love. Protect your passion by safeguarding your health.

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