What to Expect
What Can I Expect on My First Visit to either Dr. Larry or Dr. Margaret Preble?
The first thing we will do is ask you about your health complaints, especially
the ones bothering you the most. However, it is also helpful to learn of your
family history, dietary habits, other care you may have had (chiropractic, osteopathic,
medical, etc.), your job, and other questions designed to help determine the
nature of your illness and the best way to go about treating the problem.
A physical examination will be performed in accordance with the doctor's clinical
judgement, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic
procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed
to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your
condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health
profile, and vital to the doctor of chiropractic in evaluating your problem.
An "adjustment," as doctors of chiropractic use the term, means the
specific manipulation of vertebrae which have abnormal movement patterns or
fail to function normally. Doctors of chiropractic spend years learning motion
palpation (the art of examining by movement or touch) and other forms of spinal
examining procedures, so that they can administer specific and appropriate spinal
Once we have identified the problem, we will begin care by way of these adjustments
or "manipulations." Particular attention will be paid to that area
of your spine where a spinal derangement or "subluxation" has been
detected. The adjustment is usually given by hand or "activator" type
instruments, and consists of applying pressure to the areas of the spine that
are out of alignment or that do not move properly within their normal range
We use many sophisticated and varied techniques, and the specific procedure
to be used will be determined and explained completely to you following a careful
evaluation of your radiographs and physical findings.
Under normal circumstances, adjustments don't hurt. The patient may experience
a minor amount of discomfort during the adjustment which lasts only seconds.
Adjustments or manipulations are extremely safe. The risk factor is estimated
to be in excess of 1 million to 1.
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