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What Should You Expect When You Start Care With Us?

First and foremost, we are here to help you. We want you to experience health and vitality that exceeds your expectations. Everything we do at our clinic is geared toward helping you achieve maximum results. With this in mind, there are a couple of things that you should expect on your first visit at our clinic.

In many cases, new patients will be able to start care on the same day as their initial visit. 

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Your First Visit

On your first visit, you will receive a thorough chiropractic examination.  The examination procedures we use are specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. We are looking to find the underlying cause of your health concerns. Our examinations are geared toward detection and the presence of what is known as the " Vertebral Subluxation".

Your examination will consists of a spinal and nervous system evaluation which includes palpation. Palpation is checking your spine by hand. With this exam, the doctor can feel areas of your spine that may have problems. Spinal position, curvatures and muscle tone can also be examined.

SEMG scan Braile Chiropractor MariettaYour examination will also include a computerized examination procedure using the "Subluxation Station." This examination involves several important components.

Thermal scan as seen at Braile Chiropractic across from Marietta HSThe first part of this examination process involves reading spinal thermal (heat) differences from one level of the spine to another, as well as from one side of the spine to the other. Heat is a by product of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. 

The second part of this examination scans and measures the surface of your spine for surface electrical impulses. This is called the Surface EMG or just SEMG. The SEMG examination helps us measure the effect of subluxations on your motor nerve system and your muscles.

It is important to note that this examination helps us scientifically evaluate your nerve system health. It also gives us a baseline for future tests, which will be done periodically during your care. This allows us to accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning.


X-rays from Dr Braile, a Chiropractor in Marietta GASpinal X-rays

X-rays may be taken depending on your age and situation. X-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxations. There may be reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients. These include pregnant women, most smaller children, patients with recent usable spinal x-rays, and some other special situations.

X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, the quality of the spine, and safety of adjusting. X-rays can also tell us the relative length of time spinal conditions may have been present.

Patients will commonly receive four spinal x-rays on their initial visit. At some point later in care, comparison x-rays may be taken to measure the progress of your spine.

With this important information, we can make a more accurate determination as to the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you in detail at your X-ray Report of Findings.

 


Brief Report & First Adjustment

Depending on your health issue and situation, you may be able to receive your first adjustment the same day, or the following day. At that time you will get a brief Report of Findings and your Initial Adjustment.  A more detailed x-ray report will be scheduled for a later date as it will require more time because we are very thorough.  You may also be scheduled for additional visits if needed prior to your full X-ray Report of Findings.

 


X-ray Report of Findings

You will be scheduled for your X-ray Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to 90 minutes.

It is at your X-ray Report of Findings that we will review your x-ray and examination results in detail with you, as well as recommend a care plan for you if needed. We will also talk about any special instructions you will need to follow to obtain the best and fastest possible results.

The X-ray Report of Findings has two parts, all done on the same visit. The first part is where the doctor covers vital information needed to understand and participate in your care. This is accomplished using visual aids and may be done in a group setting.

The second part of your X-ray Report of Findings is when you will be brought into a private room where only you (or family if you wish) will see your x-rays and review your care recommendations.

We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your X-ray Report of Findings with you after your initial visit.


Adjustment Visits

At Braile Chiropractic, we utilize the most modern chiropractic adjusting procedures and equipment available. We deliver specific scientific chiropractic adjustments designed to correct the specific subluxations we have found in your spine. We consider subluxations to be a serious threat to your health and quality of life .

We also know that your time is valuable. This is why we have streamlined out office procedures to minimize the actual time spent in our office on your adjustment visits. We do not rush your care, but we do minimize the office procedures not directly related to your care so that your overall visit is both complete and brief. On most visits, you can expect to spend only between 5 and 10 minutes in our office. Of course, if more time is needed we will do whatever it takes to help you. We feel you're worth it!

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3515 Dallas Hwy Suite 102, Marietta, GA 30064
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