- Here's a general idea of what to expect when you schedule an appointment with Dr. Dutson.
First Appointment: Detailed Chiropractic Assessment
Your first appointment will involve the initial consultation and evaluation of your current concerns, symptoms, and overall condition. If you and Dr. Dutson mutually agree that you would benefit from upper cervical care in San Antonio, TX, here’s what you can expect after the consultation.
Dr. Dutson will evaluate your posture, spine, and nervous system. A computerized thermography scan will help us determine whether your nervous system is properly adapting to your internal and external stressors and regulating body function.
We use the latest digital x-ray technology and a computerized analysis to help us detect and precisely measure a spinal misalignment. This allows us to develop your individualized prescription for an upper cervical correction.
Please note: No spinal correction will be made on the first visit. The goal of this visit is to collect all the information that Dr. Dutson needs to determine the best approach for care. Therefore, after your first office visit we will schedule a convenient and timely follow-up appointment for you.
Second Appointment: Doctor's Report of Findings
After your first appointment, we will analyze the data we collected during your initial examination and perform another computerized thermography scan. Dr. Dutson will then go over your x-rays and exam findings with you. He will answer any questions and concerns you may have as he informs and educates you about the findings and treatment methods. And if a misalignment has been confirmed, then we will move forward with the spinal correction.
Initial Spinal Correction
You will receive your first gentle and precise, laser-guided correction. This does not involve any twisting, cracking, or popping of the neck. Immediately afterward you will rest in an anti-gravity position for approximately 15 minutes, giving your nervous system time to begin responding to the correction. Then we will perform another x-ray and thermography scan to ensure that the initial correction has improved your spinal alignment and nervous system function.
Let the Healing Begin
The goal of care is to reduce your spinal misalignment and improve your nervous system’s balance and function. This helps set the stage for your brain, spinal cord, and nerves to optimize your body’s function and healing potential. Following your first correction, we will schedule you for a checkup in 2 to 3 days. At that time, Dr. Dutson will recommend an appropriate treatment plan based upon your initial response to care.