Initial Consultation and Evaluation
Dr. Longo conducts a thorough consultation to understand your past and present health history.
Typically, x-rays are then taken to see in black and white what the problem areas look like. Remember, a symptom can be due to many different reasons. Dr. Longo then conducts a thorough orthopedic and neurological examination. This helps him better understand many aspects of your condition.Dr. Longo will conduct a report of findings. This is when he shows you your x-rays, explains what the problem is, and recommends proper treatment protocols. He treats each individual in the way which best suits their needs. He is well versed in many different techniques. A young adult is treated differently than an elderly person. Dr. Longo will answer any questions you have, any time.
Is a localized area of muscle spasm. Applying pressure to the spasming muscle increases blood flow to the trigger point which flushes out lactic acids and other toxins in this area. This helps the muscle relax.
Helps mobilize the spinal segments and reduce muscular tension that supports the back thereby supporting the chiropractic treatment.
Adjustment or Manipulation
Spinal manipulation or adjustment is applied to restore proper bio mechanics and function of the spinal structure. This takes the pressure off the sourc of the problem and allows the body to function at its proper level
Longo Chiropractic is fully equipped with physical therapy modalities which can be utilized as an adjunct to the chiropractic spinal manipulation to help you get better faster!
The patient is instructed to perform specific stretches and exercises to promote healing and prevent re-injury.
Specific nutrition needs can be discussed to help over all health and well- being