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What to Expect

At Thrive Spinal Care, we outline four steps in the NUCCA Chiropractic spinal care process of correcting your misalignment (atlas subluxation complex):

1. First Visit: Are You a Candidate for Chiropractic Care?

Dr. Jason Granger explaining xray results to a chiropractic patient. Entrance Paperwork: This will be provided to you and in most cases completed by our Chiropractic Assistant. It is also available via fax or email if necessary. The doctor will review this information to begin your assessment.

Consultation: The doctor will sit down, discuss your needs and determine if you are a candidate for NUCCA care.

Exam: A thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination will be completed. The doctor will evaluate your posture, nerve function, muscle tension and check for any leg length discrepancy. Unlike some other chiropractic offices where the exam is done quickly by someone other than the doctor, this exam will be performed by the doctor.

X-rays: If the doctor determines they are necessary, a series of spinal X-rays will be taken. They help calculate the precise misalignment of your spine, skull and pelvis. After your first visit, you will have time to rest at home so that the doctor can develop, study and analyze your information.

Your first visit takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

2. Second Visit: A Report of Findings and Preparation For Your First Adjustment

Report: The doctor will have analyzed any X-rays and completed a comprehensive review of the exam information from your first visit. He will review the findings with you.

X-rays: If a subluxation in your spine was found, the NUCCA pre X-rays determine the precise degree of your spinal subluxation. This information is vital to correcting your subluxation.

3. A NUCCA Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment

Dr. Jason Granger administering a NUCCA chiropractic adjustment. First Adjustment: During the adjustment, you will lie on your side on one of our adjusting tables. There is NO twist, crack or pop to your spine. All adjustments are done by hand from the top bone of your spine, your first vertebra (the atlas or C1). This aligns your entire spine (neck, mid-back, lower back and hips).

During the spinal adjustment, you will feel a very light pressure on the side of your neck, near the level of your earlobe. This is done in a very specific direction, determined from your X-rays, and is designed to move your spinal structures back into their proper position.

Post X-ray: If necessary, post X-rays are taken immediately following your first spinal adjustment to ensure your first vertebra is exactly where it needs to be.

4. Follow-Up Visits

Consistent adjusting to the spine, when necessary, will help retrain your spine. This retraining process will help stabilize the underlying structural abnormalities (that are causing the pain/dysfunction) to make a more permanent change. It’s kind of like spinal orthodontics.

Although all Chiropractors are able to give initial relief care, the Corrective Care doctors and staff at our office will search for the true cause of any health condition and design a specific plan of action for each patient. The NUCCA Corrective Care adjustment and alignment process, similar to what an Orthodontist does to teeth to correct their alignment, in time can often correct the spinal alignment. Thus stopping, or at least, slowing down the degenerative decay in the spine. This often requires several visits over a period of time. However, it will not require bracing the spine but instead giving very specific NUCCA Chiropractic adjustments to slow down the degeneration at the spinal level and improve nerve function. Corrective Chiropractic Care can aid in building a healthy body and immune system by slowing down mechanical decay in the spine and helping the patient to function at an optimal level to maximize their overall health and quality of life.

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