When you come to see Dr. Suzan Starler, D.C., at Star Chiropractic and Nutrition with neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, or any other kind of pain, it is important to understand that anything can cause anything. For example, your neck pain may result from sitting posture; it may be because you have shortened scar tissue from car accidents which occurred several years earlier; because you’re under a lot of stress; because you hunch your shoulders; or because you’re dehydrated.
The same goes for your low back. The same goes for your elbow. The same goes for your big toe. Anything can cause anything.
Anything can cause anything, whether your symptoms involve your low back, shoulder, knee, or big toe! It remains to Dr. Suzan to help you find the root cause of your symptom so that it can be properly treated . It rarely takes more than one visit at to determine the primary problem. One of the advantages of being able to use multiple testing modalities and assessment protocols, is that once an individual’s concerns are analyzed, you can be given the information that you need to determine a course of treatment right away.
Do I Need X-Rays, MRI’s or Blood Tests?
In the majority of the cases, x-rays, MRI’s and blood tests are not immediately required. Often patients come in with their most recent studies, and while these are always helpful, they may not provide enough information to be of immediate assistance. Dr. Suzan may determine that additional tests are needed as part of your assessment. In the majority of the cases, simply applying the basic rules of good history taking and thorough examination procedures will enable Dr. Suzan recommend an initial course of treatment.