The first step is an initial consultation with the doctor to go over your comprehensive health history.
A complete and thorough chiropractic physical examination will then follow. This will include postural measurements to identify asymmetries (imbalance). Dr. Hallgrimson can now determine if he can help you.
If he feels he can help you, you will then receive 3 to 5 specific cervical x-rays. Dr. Hallgrimson will then analyze these images to determine the specific nature of your upper cervical misalignment. With this information Dr. Hallgrimson can now safely deliver a precise correction to realign your head and neck & restore postural alignment.
Once Dr. Hallgrimson has identified the problem he will start by showing you his findings on your x-rays.
You will be given a comprehensive explanation as to how your specific upper cervical misalignment is altering your posture, creating symptoms & affecting your health.
You will then receive a correction or an ‘adjustment’ by the doctor based on the specific calculations from your upper cervical x-rays. This is an accurate ‘light touch’ specific method of care making it extremely safe & effective. There is no twisting or rotating of the patients head and neck during treatment.
After your upper cervical correction, Dr.Hallgrimson will then determine the effectiveness of the treatment by measuring structural/postural changes made by the adjustment. He expects you to see & feel the positive changes made after care. It is at this point he will offer his advice & recommendation on how to effectively ‘hold’ your alignment. This will be accomplished through potential diet, exercise & any other necessary lifestyle/activities of daily living modifications. In addition, Dr.Hallgrimson works with a network of other health care professionals. He is willing to work together with other health care professionals to facilitate successful outcomes & happy, healthy patients.
Patients are often amazed at how fast their posture & symptoms both improve.
Each patient has a specific unique musculoskeletal distortion pattern. Some factors to consider during patient care management are: the severity of the misalignment, the duration of time the spine has been distorted, and degenerative changes made to the body.