In preparation for your consultation with Doctor Kozik, you will be asked to fill out a form that provides background information about your symptoms and condition. Types of questions we might ask include:
- When and How Did the Pain Start?
- Where is it Located?
- Is it a Result of an Injury?
- What Makes it Better?
- What Makes it Worse?
You will also usually be asked to provide us with information on family medical history, any pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries, and previous and current health providers and treatments.
Chiropractic Physical Examination
Once the history has been completed, Doctor Kozik will perform a thorough chiropractic examination. The chiropractic examination will include specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of Motion of the Affected Part
- Muscle Tone
- Muscle Strength
- Neurological Integrity
Based on the above chiropractic examination procedures, further chiropractic tests may be necessary to arrive at the assessment or diagnosis of the affected area (such as moving your leg in a specified manner, posture analysis, or Doctor Kozik measuring your arms or legs).
Diagnostic studies are helpful for us in revealing pathologies and identifying structural abnormalities that more accurately diagnose a condition. They may or may not be deemed necessary by Doctor Kozik based upon the results of the history and chiropractic examination. The diagnostic studies that may be ordered and used by us include:
- CAT (Computer Aided Tomography) Scan
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scan
- Laboratory Tests
The culmination of the history, examination and diagnostic studies is a specific diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is established, Doctor Kozik will determine if the condition will respond to chiropractic care.
Doctor Kozik Will Explain:
- The Diagnosed Condition
- The Chiropractic Treatment Plan (or Other Treatments)
- The Anticipated Length of Chiropractic Care
Please fill out this form before your visit.