Congratulations on taking your first step in regaining your health. This section will guide you through the process of getting your life back.
No-obligation Consultation / Upper Cervical Analysis and Digital X-rays
You will have a scheduled appointment time with Dr. Thompson. The appointment will start with a consultation and history. After talking, if your situation is one we think we can help he will let you know. If not, again, we will tell you that as well and refer you to the appropriate place.
After the consultation we will do a complete upper cervical analysis depending on the needs your situation and a chiropractic exam to find the source of your problem. If after the exam we still think we can help, we will again let you know and move forward.
Digital X-ray Exam
Following the exam, digital images will be taken to determine the extent of the problem and to assess whether larger issues are present.
X-rays will conclude the testing for Day 1 and Day 2 will then be scheduled.
Report of Findings
Day 2 will start with a brief educational video and complete description of our findings from the prior days testing. We will let you know exactly what is happening and our recommendations for treatment.
First Spinal Correction (adjustment)
After the report of findings you will receive the first spinal correction and recommendations on how to maintain your correction. You will rest for a few minutes following the adjustment to allow your spine to change and stabilize. Educational material is shared with you to help you understanding what to expect in the days following the correction.
Following your first spinal correction we may recommend post images to determine the amount of correction we made. We want to be sure you receive the best correction possible. The better the correction, the better the chances for positive results and longer spinal stability. This can help us reason on future corrections to insure that the best possible information is available for precise corrections.
IMPORTANT: It is necessary to see the structures we're dealing with as clearly as possible. This enables the degree of specificity to be at the utmost. Our success ALWAYS depends on the degree of accuracy. This is how we're different from most other forms of care.
Concerned about X-rays?
The radiation exposure is extremely low with our upper cervical x-ray series, due to high speed cassettes and factors we utilize. The NAS (National Academy of Sciences) considers a single exposure of the whole body of 50,000 mrems (50 rems) to be a high level dose.
- Most UC x-ray series / Flight from LA to Paris 4.8 mrems
- Dental x-rays 310 mrems (whole mouth)
- Apollo moon flight 480 mrems
- Barium Enema 8,000 mrems (x-ray study)
- Radiation cancer treatment 6,000,000 mrems