923 E Colby St
Whitehall, MI 49461
|We would like to introduce ourselves to you! These are the happy faces you are likely to meet on your first and second visits here in our office. To learn more about each of us, please visit our website pages: "about us," and "doctors and staff"
Drs. Brent and Helena Beacom, D.C.
Our Chiropractic Assistants:
At our Beacom Family Chiropractic, our Case History and our examination procedure are geared toward detection and correction of the " Vertebral Subluxation " (click on this link for more information on subluxations). The procedures we use are therefore specifically selected for your spine and nervous system health. There are a couple of things that you should expect when you have a first visit at our clinic.
The Chiropractors will perform a Chiropractic Spinal Physical Examination which includes Range of Motion and "Palpation". Palpation essentially is checking your spine by hand. From this we can see how subluxation may be interrupting various functions of your body. The doctors will examine you for spinal distortions and spinal range of motion. They will palpate the nerve centers of the spine looking for pinched and irritated nerve tissue. They will examine you for dysfunctional ropey and cable like muscles along the spine as well as inflammation as a result of sprained and injured spinal joints. All of these tissues, left uncorrected will lead to spinal position problems and curvatures. Without proper correction, subluxation will damage and degenerate your spine, causing massive dysfunction to your nervous system and entire body.
The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your Report of Findings. It is important to note that this examination will help you scientifically understand the subluxation degeneration process going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using these examination procedures is much more accurate than just depending on "how you feel" on any given day.
Spinal X-rays may be taken depending on your age, and situation. There are many reasons why we would not take x-rays on certain patients including pregnancy, young children, recent usable Chiropractic spinal x-rays and some other various situations. However determining whether a person needs films and which films, is always decided by the doctor. Aside from these situations, x-rays are a common part of the examination process when looking for vertebral subluxation. X-rays give us important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. X-rays also tell us the relative length of time subluxations may have been degenerating your spine. Most patients receive six spinal x-rays at the beginning of care.
With this important information we can make a more accurate determination of the type of adjustments your spine needs as well as the ongoing frequency of your care. Your x-rays will be explained to you and covered in detail at your Report of Findings. You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit. This visit is your most important visit and may take up to one hour. It is at your Report of Findings that we will review your findings, give you our recommendations, give you a care plan and go over any special instructions you will need to obtain the best and fastest possible results. We have set aside specific times for these visits so as not to interfere with regular patient care hours. Our staff will schedule your Report of Findings with you after your first visit.
Our Chiropractic Care utilizes the most modern chiropractic analytical procedures and equipment available. We consider subluxation to be a serious threat to the quality and quantity of your health and that of your family. It is therefore imperative that we utilize the most modern, and the well established time-proven procedures to help you. You are worth it!