St. Albert Chiropractor
Chiropractic healthcare aims to restore your nervous system to it’s optimal self. This can drastically reduce pain, numbness/tingling, and or weakness you be experiencing.
Chiropractic treatments will enhance your nervous system, increase your mobility and generally make you feel healthier and stronger!
A chiropractic adjustment, also known as Chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation is a common treatment for many body ailments or dysfunctions. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor “moving” or “re-setting” a vertebrae/vertebra or other joints of the body that have abnormal movement patters or fail to function normally.
The objective of this Chiropractic treatment is to reduce “subluxation”, with the goals of increasing range of motion, reducing nerve irritability and improving function.
A very effective way to treat disc ailments and pinched nerves in the lower back. Helps with Sciatica, leg numbness/tingling and or weakness.
A gentle way to restore normal spinal vertebral range of motion. Helps ease joint stiffness, muscle soreness and pinched nerves.
Cervical Spinal Decompression
Specific to the neck. Treats disc ailments and pinched nerves. Helps with arm/shoulder pain, numbness and tingling or decreased grip strength.
Light but effective manipulations of the extremity joints to help maintain/improve joint range of motion, decrease pain and improve strength.
Usually prescribed after spinal decompression or adjustments have been done. The idea is to strengthen a structure after any deficiencies have occurred.
X-rays are taken to help determine the diagnosis of each patient and also to help objectively analyze a patients progression with treatment.
Radial Shockwave Therapy produces a “shock wave”or Radial Pressure Waves by using a precision ballistic mechanism.
What should I expect on my first appointment with the Chiropractor?
During your first visit with us, you will meet with Dr. Hamdon and talk about why you are visiting us. You will discuss your current health issue and any past problems you have had. After Dr. Hamdon has learned a little bit about you, Dr. Hamdon will perform certain orthopedic tests which will help with your diagnosis. After that you will do on-site x-rays, after a quick review of the x-rays with Dr. Hamdon you will receive your first treatment!
What should I expect on my second visit?
When you return for your second visit, Dr. Hamdon will review your x-rays in more detail with you. This is when Dr. Hamdon will explain certain measurements and/or line drawings he has done when analyzing your x-rays. Dr. Hamdon will also help explain your diagnosis which will help determine what part of your spine needs to be worked on and for how long. Therefore this will determine your treatment plan by Dr. Hamdon will tell you how many times he needs to see you and over what period of time.
How long is a treatment plan?
Depending on the patient’s condition and severity of the condition, treatment plans can range from 2 weeks to 2 months.
Although, most treatment plans are around 4 to 6 weeks.
What happens when my treatment plan is complete?
The Chiropractor will perform a re-evaluation which may include another set of X-rays. This will allow an objective analysis of how your spine has improved. A follow-up appointment is then suggested to go over the results of your re-evaluation/X-rays. At this point, you will see the before and after X-rays and be able to see the changes in your spine. At this time, a “maintenance plan” is usually recommended.
Do I need maintenance care or continued care?
This is ultimately up to the patient. However, maintaining the structural correction of the spine will give you the best long term results. We always strive for long term corrections.
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