1. What can I expect from my first visit?
After you fill out a detailed patient questionnaire (download here), Dr. Drumbore will perform a thorough history and examination lasting between 45-60 minutes. The examination consists of postural analysis, orthopedic tests, muscle tests, chiropractic analysis and biochemical tests. Dr. Drumbore will review any x-rays, MRI’s or blood work you bring to the visit. Dr. Drumbore will explain his findings and determine if he can help you. If Dr. Drumbore can help he will prescribe the recommended treatment program specific to your needs.
2. What type of treatment can I expect?
Dr. Drumbore will design a treatment plan that is specific for you depending on your unique needs. Treatment plans usually include some combination of gentle chiropractic adjustments, nutritional advice, stretching or strengthening exercises, at home therapy and lifestyle recommendations. Treatments are always aimed at balancing the physical, mental and biochemical aspects of a person.
3. What is Chiropractic?
The focus of chiropractic care is on the integrity of the nervous system. A thorough examination helps locate areas of nervous system compromise. The moving bones of the spine or extremities (arms, legs, jaws) are common culprits. Gentle specific adjustments are performed to alleviate these areas of nervous system compromise. The intent is to restore the body’s ability to regulate and heal itself.
This nervous system compromise may present as a variety of symptoms including pain, headaches, muscle tightness or stiffness, numbness, tingling, spasms, digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalances, lack of concentration, weakness, loss of energy and fatigue.
4. How long will it take to feel better?
Duration of the problem, severity of the condition, age and general well being of the patient all factor in to how long it takes someone to see improvement.
Most people begin to feel better after only a few treatments. Healing typically happens as a process and not overnight. If you do not respond as Dr. Drumbore believes you should, further testing will be recommended or an appropriate referral may be necessary.