Initial Visit (30-90 minutes)
After taking a complete and detailed case history to review important aspects of your physical, chemical, and emotional health and family history, Dr. Prins will conduct a thorough examination, which may include:
Structural examination: the first part of the examination is structural. You'll be asked to turn and bend, and your posture, reflexes, and muscle strength will be tested.
Orthopedic and neurological examinations may be performed. Blood pressure on both sides of the body will be checked to determine balance between the brain hemispheres. Eye exercises will be performed. These tests are designed to show if any of these areas of your nervous system are causing problems: receptors, peripheral nerves, end organs, spinal cord, brain stem, cerebellum, or cortex.
Muscle testing will be done for neurology patients to determine possible weaknesses of specific muscle groups, which in turn can affect joints, stability, balance, dizziness, or vision, among other things. Based on the examination findings, imaging and treatment recommendations will be made.
Manual adjustments of the spine, extremities, or soft tissue may be made. Using his hands, the doctor adjusts the vertebral segments and soft tissue structures to improve neurological firing, thereby increasing range of motion and decreasing stiffness. (This type of technique is most often associated with chiropractic and can result in a "popping" sound. In addition, sensory stimulation may be done, which can enhance stability and prolong the effectiveness, or holding of the adjustments.
Brain- and nutrition-based therapies will be recommended in accordance with your neurological and chemical findings.
Rehabilitative exercises may be recommended, to support in-office therapies at home.
Subsequent Visits (15 minutes)
You will re-assessed every time you come in. After recording the progress that has been made since your previous visit, treatment is applied and nutritional supplements may be recommended in accordance with your current condition.
Tension is who you think you should be.
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