Your appointment with Top Chiropractic
Before reading this blog make sure you’ve discovered how our intake process works for new clients, have a read of these two blogs to find out more!
Now you have had your Report of Findings appointment you will have started your journey into Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, congratulations! We now have a well rounded understanding of your case and will have explained to you how we can help. Your Chiropractor will have outlined your recommended care plan and you will have agreed upon a visit frequency that will fit your needs and your schedule. Following this, you will have had your first adjustment; this is the first step on the road to improving your health!
Your first follow up appointment is very important, this will help us to gauge your response to the adjustment and allow us to start tracking your progress. When you enter the office one of the CAs will ask you to rest in one of the relaxation chairs as you will have done during the previous appointment. This is to bring your body into a rested state to allow us to measure your baseline physiology. During this time it is important that you avoid distraction so you will be given noise cancelling headphones and relaxing music to listen to. After around 15 minutes you will be ready to be seen by your Chiropractor.
Your Chiropractor will take a thermal scan using the Tytron equipment in order to measure your nervous system response. They may then assess your upper cervical spine via palpation, feeling the movement of the joints and locating any areas of tenderness. Once this has been done you will be asked to rest a second time. This gives the Chiropractor the chance to review the first scan and establish how you are doing. Once you’ve rested again your Chiropractor will take a second scan. This allows them to make comparisons between the scans and the established baseline to measure the level of adaptation occurring. Based on the markers seen on the scans your Chiropractor will decide whether an adjustment is indicated.
If an adjustment is needed this will be carried out followed by a period of post rest for around 20-30 minutes. This is important for two reasons. Firstly it improves the chances of the adjustment holding, the longer your adjustment holds for the better! Secondly it allows us a chance to take a post scan and measure the adaptation response to the adjustment.
If an adjustment is not indicated this is a good sign as it shows the adjustment is holding and therefore your body has the best opportunity to heal! Your Chiropractor may take a third scan after another short rest to continue to measure the level of adaptation occurring and give us extra data.
This process will be explained at your Report of Findings appointment and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
If you would like to contact us about an appointment or you would like to find out more please get in touch, our details can be found here https://www.topchiropractic.co.uk/contact/