What to expect from your first visits at Spark Chiropractic:
The new-patient process is completed in two consecutively scheduled appointments.
First, all new patients are evaluated with an initial exam. The first visit is an hour-long appointment with the doctor during which she will thoroughly review your health history and examine your spine, posture, and range of motion. Using orthopedic testing, muscle testing, neurological testing, and spinal palpation, it will be determined if additional tests or x-rays are necessary. If no additional tests are indicated, you will receive your first gentle chiropractic adjustment. This visit is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about your condition and general health, as well as questions you might have about chiropractic care in general.
At the second visit, the doctor will go over the results of your exam and will make recommendations specific to your care. You will also receive your second adjustment. This is a second opportunity to have additional questions answered and to understand how your individual case may be benefited by a course of chiropractic treatment.
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Our Noe Valley office specializes in gentle chiropractic care.
Why should I get adjusted?
The nervous system (via the spinal cord) is a direct conduit from the brain to the rest of the body. By making specific adjustments to the spine, chiropractors ensure that this system functions without impairment. Since the nervous system is responsible for running all the other systems in the body, it is vital to your state of overall wellness.
By clearing your spine, your nervous system can function properly. Many common conditions (and aches and pains) are cleared in this vitalistic way, without pharmaceuticals, surgical intervention or side effect.
Working with this delicate system does not require a lot of force. You don’t have to “try to relax” in order to receive the adjustment. The adjustments at Spark Chiropractic are specific, low-force impulses that work with your body’s reflex patterns.
The Activator Method is suitable for people of all ages, from young children to the geriatric patient. It is even safe for use on patients with bone weakening diseases such as osteoporosis. Using a small, handheld instrument, very specific spinal segments may be adjusted quickly, with no “twisting, popping or cracking.” The client lies comfortably face-down through the entire adjustment.
Low force, great results.