Your initial visit to Kramp Chiropractic consists of a thorough spinal and nerve assessment. Our examinations procedures are geared toward detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation” (click on this link for more information on subluxations). You can expect this visit to take about an hour.
We love to see children! Click here to see Dr. Kramp give an adjustment to a child. Their initial visit will be scaled back and no treatment will occur until the parent feels comfortable with the process. Dr. Nicole specializes in pregnancy and pediatrics.
When you arrive, you will be asked to fill out a detailed health history in order to give Dr. Kramp or Dr. Nicole an idea of how to make sure you get the most out of your visits to our office. (To save time on your first visit bring in the completed forms – click here.)
You will then go to the exam room where the doctor will begin by going over the health history form. The doctor will then perform some range of motion tests.
The testing will also include “Palpation”. Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. With this exam the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may be involved with subluxations problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be examined as it relates to possible spinal subluxations.
At Kramp Chiropractic we take great pride in ensuring we keep up to date with the newest technologies available. One of these technologies involves two different types of scans we do on the back to test the spine. The first part of this examination process (thermal scan) involves reading spinal heat differences from one level of the spine to another, as well as from one side of the spine to the other. Heat is a byproduct of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. From this we can see how subluxation may be affecting these functions of your nervous system.
In the second part of this examination (sEMG) scans may be performed on the surface of your spinal area to evaluate surface electrical impulses and measure them along your spine. This helps measure the effect of subluxation on the motor nerve system and the affect subluxations may be having on your muscles.
The third part of this examination (heart rate variability) will measure how well your body is responding to stress. The results of all three of these tests are combined to give you your unique “COREscore.”
The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your Doctor’s Report. However, it is important to note that this examination helps scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on “how you feel” on any given day.X Ray Image taken at Charleswood Chiropractic Clinic
Spinal Images may be taken depending on your age and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, most children, recent usable spinal x-rays and some other various situations. Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been involved in your spine. Commonly, most patients receive four spinal x-rays at the beginning of care. These are two views of the neck, and two views of the spine.
With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Doctor’s Report. You will be scheduled for your Doctor’s Report within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at the Doctor’s Report that Dr. Kramp of Dr. Nicole will give a brief group information session on how chiropractic fits into the health spectrum and then meets with you individually to give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. You will also receive your first adjustment during this time. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your Doctor’s Report with you after your first visit.We love kids at Kramp Charleswood Chiropractic Clinic
Every visit thereafter will be 10 minutes or less as the adjustment process is quick but the results are long lasting. You will also be scheduled for periodical re-evaluations – a visit which takes an extra 10 minutes of tests – to make sure that we are making positive changes in your body and to show you firsthand the changes that are taking place in your body.
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical, and adjustive procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the well established time-proven procedures to help you. We also take the time to educate you as well on various aspects of health and wellness. We feel you’re worth it!