What can I expect on my first visit?
After a patient history is completed, Dr. Coston will sit down and discuss your health history. Upon reviewing all pertinent information a spinal examination will be performed. This will involve the doctor feeling your spine, looking for vertebrae which may be misaligned or not moving properly. When this occurs it can cause a subluxation. This subluxation means the vertebra is interfering with the nerve that exits out from it thus slowing or stopping the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
After the exam, x-rays are usually taken in the upright position which allows precise measurements of these spinal misalignments. X-rays will also allow the doctor to access if there are any reasons spinal adjustments should not be done.
After correlating his findings from the exam and the x-rays the doctor will determine the best chiropractic technique for adjusting that person. Adjusting involves the doctor gently repositioning a vertebra with a skillful thrust in the correct direction. This is usually done with minimal discomfort and most people find the adjustment a pleasant experience.
Dr. Coston may make certain suggestions which will help you hold your adjustment and heal quicker. Your first visit will end with a phone call that night from Dr. Coston to check up on you and answer any question you may have.
What methods do you use?
Dr. Coston is well versed in numerous chiropractic techniques. He is proficient in Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson/Pierce, Palmer and activator methods. He specializes in finding the correct technique for you and your spine.
How soon can I get an appointment?
Most patients can be seen the same day.
Why do newborns get adjustments?
Even so called 'natural' birthing methods can stress an infant's spine and developing nerve system. The resulting irritation to the nerve system caused by spinal and cranial misalignment can be the cause of many newborn health complaints. Colic, breathing problems, nursing difficulties, sleep disturbances, allergic reactions and chronic infections can often be traced to nerve system stress. ~ Courtesy of Children's Chiropractic Research Foundation
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