1st Chiropractic Visit

On your first visit to our office

You can expect to spend approximately 45 min. to 1 hour with the doctor. Prior to your first visit, we ask that you fill out our “initial visit forms” online with details regarding your health history. This saves valuable time when you have these forms filled out in advance. 

COURSE OF CARE

We will discuss all your health concerns with you to help determine the best course of care. Next, our team will perform a skin temperature test using an instrument called a “Temp-o-scope/Nervo-scope”. This instrument records temperature readings on both sides of the spine. We're looking for asymmetries that show up as specific patterns along the spine demonstrating nerve irritation. The scope pinpoints the particular area/areas that likely indicate where the nerve is being irritated. The instrument is non-invasive and glides gently down the length of your back like two fingers sliding down each side of your spine.

BEGINNING CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN Waterloo

Next, your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling, tenderness, and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back (static palpation). We're also feeling for motion in the spine while moving and bending you (motion palpation) to determine how easily/difficult each segment in your spine is moving in different directions. Our chiropractors are also visually looking for subtle changes in your posture or gait that may indicate a problem as well.

NEXT STEPS

We’ll take an x-ray (if appropriate). The X-rays help Gonstead Chiropractors complete a thorough analysis of your spine.

THE X-RAYS IN THE “GONSTEAD SYSTEM”

Aside from pathology, x-rays are used to determine the best way to adjust a segment SPECIFICALLY e.g., which side of the joint to contact and thrust on and which side to stabilize, the best line-of-drive and thrust mechanism to make a specific correction. The goal is to restore FUNCTION, not necessarily straighten misalignments that may be normal for that individual.

FIRST ADJUSTMENT

After taking the necessary time to analyze your X-rays, We're ready to deliver your first specific spinal adjustment. The Gonstead system was designed to be as specific and precise as possible! Great care is taken to adjust only that which is needed with the most accuracy and finesse possible.

Lastly, we will schedule your second visit to discuss our findings regarding your condition and determine a course of care.

TESTIMONIALS

What People Say About Five Points Family Chiropractic

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Had some bad back pain that went for few weeks...finally gained some courage to go see a chiropractor...Dr. Amel had really good reviews so figured I would schedule with him and I sure do not regret it.
Zoran B.
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Dr.Amel is the best chiropractor I've ever gone to! Five points isn't somewhere you get adjusted the same way every two weeks. Amel explains his process, and listens to any questions you may have. Dr. Amel is an amazing guy.
Kimberly K.
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After being in the army my spine was definitely mess up but after seeing Dr.Nuhanovic he knew exactly where the pain was and was able to make the correct adjustment while also educating me on my body! He is very professional and reliable!
Greg G.
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He is very thorough when it comes to explaining the problem areas and the steps he will take to fix the issue. I have seen previous chiropractors in the past and they were not able to do what Amel did.
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