|Chiropractic examination is very similar to standard examination procedures administered by all health care providers. In addition chiropractors will examine the structure and function of the spine. An initial exam for back pain will typically include a consultation, case history and physical examination. Because our physicians have post graduate degrees in orthopedics and nutrition, they may decide to do further orthopedic examination or recommend follow up diagnostics including labratory, x-ray, MRI or nutritional analysis. Wellness exams would include all of the above as well as analysis of General wellness, exercise, stress, sleep, weight and diet issues.The wellness model is based on the premise of promoting, regaining and/or maintaining health and wellness and thereby preventing disease. Rather than look for something to attack the disease, the wellness approach analyzes what is absent. During a Wellness Examination we determine if you have nutritional/dietary deficiencies or challenges – whether the body systems such as urinary, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, etc are working at optimum levels. In addition, we do a structural, orthopedic exam and basic nuerological tests such as eyes, ears, nose, throat – in short a “whole man” evaluation. We are looking for what is missing that would create wellness, whether it be proper nerve supply, proper nutrients, proper exercise, strategies to deal with stress, etc. so that you can obtain optimum health.