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An Introduction to Chiropractic and the Activator Method

Please click on the video for a short introduction to Chiropractic and the Activator Method. A high speed internet connection is recommended to view the video.

What can I expect on my first visit to Arizzi Chiropractic?

The first thing we do is question you about the health complaints about which you are chiefly concerned. We will also ask about 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.

The examination of the spine to evaluate structure and function is what makes chiropractic different from other health care procedures. Your spinal column is a series of movable bones, which begin at the base of your skull and end in the center of your hips. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves extend down the spine from the brain and exit through a series of openings. The nerves leave the spine and form a complicated network, which influences every living tissue in your body.

A complete orthopedic/neurological physical examination will be performed in accordance with our clinical judgment, 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 us in evaluating your problem. A complete report of findings is given which includes our diagnosis of your condition and treatment plan.

An "adjustment," as we use the term, means the specific manipulation of vertebrae, which have abnormal movement patterns or fail to function normally. We have spent years learning the art of examining the body and other forms of spinal examining procedures, so that they can administer specific and appropriate spinal adjustments and modalities (electric stimulation, ultra sound, cold laser etc.)

Once we have identified the problem, we will begin care by implementation of these adjustments. Particular attention will be paid to that area of your spine and extremities where a spinal derangement or "subluxation" has been detected. The adjustment is given with the Activator Instrument using the Activator Analysis.


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