First Visit

Consultation:

The doctors at Columbus Chiropractic Center West will provide a consultation at no charge with each new patient to determine if they feel that the patient has a condition that can be treated with chiropractic.

Examination:

The doctor then conducts a thorough neurological and orthopedic examination to determine the extent of the injuries or conditions.

Digital X-Rays:

X-rays are taken only if necessary, using safe, modern equipment.

Surface EMG:

The doctors will use sophisticated computerized equipment to help detect patterns of vertebral subluxation. By measuring skin temperatures along your spine they can find nervous system disturbances that may affect other vital organs.

Foot Scan:

Depending on the condition, the doctor may perform a digital foot scan to determine the three arch support and determine how your gait affects your upper body.

Report of Finding:

The doctor will then take the time to go through and explain, in detail, what he has found and will make the appropriate recommendations for care.

Massage Therapy:

There are a number of soft tissue therapy techniques which can be successfully employed to assist in the reduction of pain and muscle hypertonicity and spasm. Some of these include massage therapy, LaStone, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular reeducation and stretching. Depending on your condition and response to treatment we may incorporate one of more of these therapies into a treatment plan.


Decompression Therapy:

Discs have been shown to be a predominate site of pain, so treating it as directly as possible makes sense. The blending of focused traction to the sire, rehabilitation to the supporting structures, and overall strengthening of global musculature makes this treatment unique. Decompression Therapy affects the disc as directly as possible without surgery.

The Wellness Lifestyle

A continuing schedule of regular chiropractic and/or Physical Therapy checkups can help detect, correct, and maintain optimum spinal and nervous system function. Find out how care, combined with proper diet, exercise and other aspects of good health and personal hygiene can enhance your well-being and help you enjoy life to the fullest. Ask the doctors of American Chiropractic & Physical Therapy for a care program designed for your age, condition and lifestyle.