Here at Lake Michigan Chiropractic, we want to ensure that when you enter our doors you know exactly what to expect.
Once you have an appointment booked, you will be greeted by our friendly receptionist, Vickie, who will be awaiting your arrival. We want to ensure that we understand you, your pain, and your history completely so you will be expected to fill out paperwork when you arrive; unless you’ve already pre-printed and filled it out prior to your appointment.
This paperwork will ask for your family history because some issues in your body can be hereditary (but that does not mean that we cannot fix them). It will also ask you questions about your health habits and your medical history. We want to cover all bases so that we are able to help you as much as possible.
Dr. Kraig will then conduct an examination, which will require you to move around and possibly even lay down so that we can get a better feel for what is going on. This exam will consist of various orthopedic, range of motion tests. Be sure to tell Dr. Kraig all about the pain you are experiencing and any other symptoms you may be having.
Depending on your injury, we may or may not require X-rays. Most of the time, we perform X-rays to get a good look at your spine. This would be done only if you are a new patient or there is a change in your condition. Lake Michigan Chiropractic is proud to have digital X-ray equipment on site. Digital is the most advanced method of visualizing your spinal conditions and misalignments. With the ease and speed of today’s technology, we can show you immediately the results of our findings.
At that point, Dr. Kraig will discuss the findings of your X-rays and discuss your condition and options. Together, you can decide what you feel comfortable doing and come up with a game plan to help you.
Last but not least, Dr. Kraig will then give you a chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor applying manipulation to the vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. The objective of this chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.