What is a subluxation?
Subluxation is a term used in the chiropractic field to describe what happens when one of the vertebrae in the spine moves out of position. If you have a subluxation, it can result in disturbance in the spine and your nervous system.
A subluxation creates pressure and stress on the spinal nerves, blood vessels, and surrounding muscles. The pressure of this misalignment and stress can cause an imbalance in the body’s normal processes as the nerves in the spinal column extend to the entire body and its organs. As time goes on and the uncorrected subluxation settles, the damage to the nerve gets progressively worse and different stages of subluxation degeneration set in.
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Ashley Goodman to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Ashley Goodman to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Ashley Goodman will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
New Patient Form
The new patient form at Alpharetta Family Chiropractic Center is a brief yet crucial document. It helps our team gather essential information about our patients, including medical history, allergies, and specific health concerns. This information allows us to provide personalized chiropractic care, tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals, ensuring a successful and effective treatment experience.