What Do I Need to Know Before My Examination?
Following a complimentary consultation, you will have the opportunity to move forward with a comprehensive neurofuntional examination. At Advanced Spine and Joint, Dr. Clements will perform a thorough examination. This in-depth exam will take approximately forty-five minutes (or longer depending on your condition). The comprehensive exam will include:
- Functional Neurological Physical Examination
- Balance and Stability Assessments
- Functional Movement Analysis
The comprehensive neurofunctional examination helps us gain a complete understanding of your current health condition. It also allows you to gain an understanding of normal function vs. abnormal function. After the examination, a follow up conference will be scheduled to allow the doctor time to review the results. Dr. Clements will discuss the exam findings, treatment options, and answer any other questions you may have.
What Are My Treatment Options?
There are a wide variety of treatments offered by health care providers. Many doctors focuses on pain and symptom relief (secondary conditions). Initially, people start with medication or nutritional supplements to block the pain. If that doesn’t help, physical therapy may be recommended to reduce muscle spasm and increase range of motion.
The next step, a more invasive procedure, uses injections into the site of pain to numb the pain receptors. When all previous options have failed, another invasive procedure, such as surgery, is often recommended. They all have the same goal of symptom management and pain relief.
At Advanced Spine and Joint, our goal is to restore joint abnormalities, and stabilize the function of the nervous system for long-lasting results. Dr. Clements has a passion for making sure people receive the quality health care they deserve. If Advanced Spine and Joint is not a good fit for your condition, we will refer you to the best health care provider for your needs.
When there is a neurofunctional abnormality present, it can create many secondary conditions, also known as symptoms. The reason symptoms are called secondary conditions is because they are a result of a primary neurofunctional condition. The location and severity of your neurofunctional abnormality will give us of an idea of what types of secondary conditions are impacting you. Some of these include:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Disc Herniation
- Knee Pain
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder Impingement
- Balance Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Athletic Performance
- Numbness and tingling in arms and legs
- Sports Injuries