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The conditions which doctors of chiropractic address are as varied and as vast as the nervous system itself. All chiropractors use a standard procedure of examination to diagnose a patient’s condition and arrive at a course of treatment. Doctors of chiropractic use the same time-honored methods of consultation, case history, physical examination, laboratory analysis and x-ray examination as any other doctor. In addition, they provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying particular attention to the spine.
The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Your spinal column is a series of movable bones which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network which influences every living tissue in your body.
Initial Health Interview
On your first visit, the Doctor will review your health history and determine if your problem is likely to be helped with chiropractic care. If it is, a thorough examination usually follows. If necessary, x-ray views of your spine may be taken. The Doctor will study the results of these examinations and explain what they mean at your Report of Findings. Then the Doctor will recommend a care program designed for your unique health problem.
Therapeutic massage compliments the chiropractic adjustment by manipulating the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and, to promote health and wellness.
Health & Maintenance Plan
As a patient, we will put you on a program of care that may include specific spinal adjustment, nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your health history, age, current condition, and lifestyle.
Nutrition is an integral part of the overall wellness of the individual along with exercise. The Harbour Health Center staff is prepared to give you the nutritional info and exercise recommendations you need to feel your best. We use Standard Process supplements and herbs to ensure that you receive the highest quality.