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Grand Rapids Chiropractor | Grand Rapids chiropractic care | MI | First Exam

Daniel G. Van Gessel, DC, CCSP

Adam T. Van Gessel, DC

Colleen E. O'Hara, DC

(616) 363-7713

First Exam


Our new patient examination consists of 4 parts:

Part 1: A detailed consultation, discussing your history and health goals. We require you to complete our new patient forms prior to your first visit. Discussing your health history allows us to thoroughly understand your health status and direct our examination accordingly. Vital signs will be taken by one of our trained staff members.

Part 2: Insight Millennium Subluxation Station utilizing Surface Electromyography (SEMG) scan will be performed which involves reading spinal heat differences at each vertebral level of your spine. Heat is a byproduct of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Surface electrical impulses will all be measured along your spine to demonstrate the effect of dysfunction on the central nervous system and the affect it may be having on your muscles. From this data, the doctors are able to see how dysfunction in your spine may be affecting the optimal function of your nervous system.

Part 3: A thorough physical examination will be performed by one of our doctors. Spinal position, curvature and muscle tone will be examined as it relates to possible spinal problems. Orthopedic tests will likely be performed to further evaluate different areas of your spine as relating to your primary complaint. A neurological examination of sensory function and reflexes will also likely be performed to further evaluate possible contributing factors. 

Part 4: Spinal x-rays may be taken but will be determined on a patient by patient basis. Imaging gives our doctors important information including the position and the quality of the spine, and safety considerations for chiropractic manipulation. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time dysfunction may have been present in your spine.

Grand Rapids Chiropractor | Grand Rapids chiropractic First Exam |  MI |
Grand Rapids Chiropractor | Grand Rapids chiropractic First Exam |  MI |
Grand Rapids Chiropractor | First Exam. Dr. Daniel Van gessel is a Grand Rapids Chiropractor.