What should i expect?
Your initial visit will consist of a detailed medical history as well as chiropractic, neurologic, and orthopedic examinations. You will also receive a surface electromyography (EMG) scan. This scan measures electric activity of skeletal muscles, which correlates with the strength of the nerve signal being received by the muscle. Where there are spinal misalignments, there is decreased nerve signal. This scan gives an overall picture of your spine and helps determine your treatment. Dr. Parkinen will discuss the nature of your diagnosis and treatment plan with you. Referrals for appropriate imaging or specialist care will be discussed if necessary. The end goal of treatment is to restore normal function and biomechanics to spine and extremities. Each treatment plan is designed specifically for each patient. Periodic re-exams will be performed to assess progress and the treatment plan will be modified as needed.