I, the undersigned, have voluntarily requested that the Doctors and/or other providers at Well Set assist me in the management of my child’s health concerns. I understand and agree to all policies and terms provided in the office policies and producers.
Chiropractic healthcare is predominantly concerned with the relationship between structure (primarily of the spine) and function (primarily of the nervous system). The Doctor of Chiropractic evaluates the patient using standard examination and testing procedures (such as orthopedic and neurologic evaluation and possibly x-rays) along with specialized chiropractic evaluation including observation, inspection, auscultation, and palpation. The chiropractic examination focuses on structural or functional abnormalities called “segmental dysfunction”.
Segmental dysfunction exists when one or more vertebra in the spine or bones in the extremity are fixated sufficiently to result in damage or irritation to either nearby nerves, joints, and/or tissues such as muscles and ligaments. The primary goal of chiropractic treatment is to remove the fixation. This is accomplished by performing a procedure unique to chiropractic, called an adjustment. An adjustment involves the application of a quick, precise force directed over a very short distance to a specific vertebra or bone. Adjustments are usually performed by hand, but may include a hand-guided instrument. Additionally, other treatments used by chiropractors include physiotherapy modalities (ice, heat, soft tissue manipulation), nutritional recommendations and rehabilitative procedures.
As is the case with all health care interventions, the benefits of care must be weighed against the inherent risks and limitations of receiving treatment. Chiropractic treatments are one of the safest interventions available to the public as evidence by malpractice statistics. While there are risks involved with treatment, these are seldom great enough to contraindicate.
A large part of our treatment involves manual therapy performed by hand or using instruments. Manual therapy is generally performed to increase range of motion, reduce scar tissue and/or treat sprains and strains. Some common side effects of manual therapy include soreness and bruising.
Results from Treatment
I understand that there are beneficial effects associated with these treatment procedures including decreased pain, improved mobility and function, and reduced muscle spasm. However, I understand there is no certainty that I will achieve these benefits. I realize that the practice of medicine, as well as chiropractic has limitations and I acknowledge that no guarantee has been made to me regarding the outcome of these procedures. I agree to the
procedures by my doctor/provider and such other persons of the doctor’s choosing.