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How Do Chiropractors Know Where to Adjust?

chiropractic tableIf you’re new to chiropractic, you may wonder how chiropractors know where to adjust. At Platinum Spinal Centre in Kingston near Hobart, we provide passionate, diagnostically-driven chiropractic care. Our state-of-the-art examination technology offers a comprehensive understanding of your current health and its trajectory. With a unique blend of clinical assessment, diagnostic tools, and hands-on techniques, we tailor adjustments to meet your specific health needs.

Patient History & Examination

Every patient has a unique story and our chiropractors listen attentively. By understanding your symptoms, medical history, lifestyle and previous injuries, chiropractors gain valuable insights into the root causes of your spinal dysfunction.

A comprehensive physical examination is performed to evaluate your posture, range of motion, muscle strength and neurological function. Our chiropractors use specific orthopaedic tests, such as motion palpation, to pinpoint areas of restricted movement or tenderness, guiding them on where an adjustment is necessary.

The Importance of Palpation Skills

Chiropractors have honed their hands-on skills to detect misalignment, muscle tension, inflammation and joint dysfunction, by simply touching or applying pressure to your spine. This process, known as palpation, allows them to identify the precise locations that require adjustment.

Diagnostic Imaging – The Visual Confirmation

In certain situations, chiropractors may order diagnostic imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans. These studies offer an in-depth look at the spine and its structure, supporting chiropractors’ clinical assessments and informing their care plans.

Why Patient Feedback Is Vital

Open communication between chiropractors and patients enhances the benefits of the adjustment process. Feedback from patients about their symptoms, sensations and changes they experience is crucial in fine-tuning the chiropractor’s approach ensuring optimal results.

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When you become a patient at Platinum Spinal Centre, you can feel confident that you’re in highly capable hands. We invite you to experience the potential benefits of chiropractic care. Schedule an appointment today!

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