Daily Pre-examination PreparationSince the nervous system controls every function in the human body, chiropractic care in this office is based on improving the function of the nervous system.
Your nervous system function is evaluated routinely each office visit. I use a highly sensitive test for this purpose Paraspinal Digital Infrared Imaging (PDII). This test requires preparation on your part to insure accuracy.
Accuracy is imperative to care for your health properly.
Shirt collars when you arrive at the office: loosen them significantly so that the skin on the back of your neck is exposed. Don’t wear turtlenecks but if you do, turn them down as far as possible when you get in the office.
Jewelry (necklaces and ear rings) should be removed when you get to the office.
Hair that is long should be worn up after your arrival in the office so that air can get to the skin of your neck. Wet or damp hair is a problem with PDII so have dry hair when you arrive.
Skin contact in the form of poking, scratching and/or rubbing the neck or back before PDII scan, temporarily alters the true skin temperature and leads to false readings. Refrain from these activities during the acclimation time before the scan is performed.
Acclimation time is minimal (10-15 min) but necessary especially in the winter and summer. Your skin must get accustomed to the temperature in the office. Sit in the main reception area, away from the drafts in the reception area.
Please arrive 10-15 early for your appointment to allow for this acclimation time.
Please feel free to ask any questions you have concerning these pre-examination preparations.