Palmer Chiropractic Clinics Welcome You
We encourage our neighbors to take advantage of the Palmer College chiropractic clinics on our campuses and in our communities. You also can visit one of our 25,000 graduates practicing worldwide.
Your examination at a Palmer College chiropractic clinic will begin with the chiropractor taking your case history, conducting a physical examination and possibly ordering laboratory analyses or X-rays. Your chiropractor also will provide a careful chiropractic structural examination, paying close attention to your spine.
Through the physical examination, your chiropractor will learn how your joints, muscles and nerves are functioning, both individually and together. Neurological and orthopedic tests also may be conducted. If needed, your chiropractor may check your blood pressure, listen to your heart and lungs or examine your abdomen for a complete evaluation of your physical health.
Your chiropractic treatment
Your treatment starts with your chiropractor educating you about what was found in your examination and explaining a treatment plan. Risks associated with your condition and proposed treatment also will be discussed.
If your chiropractor believes you could benefit from a more specialized examination or that your condition is serious or requires surgery, you will be referred to the appropriate healthcare professional.
Most patients' conditions can be treated in the chiropractor's office. Treatment techniques performed can include adjustment of your spine and your joints. Additional techniques may be used to relax your muscles and nerves to relieve pain.
Personalized care recommendations
Before you leave the chiropractor's office, you are likely to receive a plan for taking care of your condition at home or at work. Your plan may include advice on postural correction, exercises and stretches, sleeping position or other wellness techniques. Your treatment plan also may include follow-up visits to the chiropractor, typically lasting between 15 and 30 minutes.