Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Dan Durrieu to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Dan to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Dan Durrieu will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
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A Thermography is a noninvasive scan of the length of your spine used to display which nerves are producing heat and at what level. This amazing piece of technology is going to be showing us where you are being directly affected by a subluxation! A subluxation is the misalignment of the bone that is applying pressure on a nerve. Subluxations can affect any given part of your body through the extravagant network of nerves that travel from your brain, through your spinal cord to every muscle, organ, blood vessel, and gland; affecting the motor and autonomic functions in your body. A thermography is going to give us more information about what is actually happening in your body than you know or can feel. A nerve is made up of three different sections; 8% of the nerve is the sensory part, meaning you can feel pain. The other 92 % is made up of the motor nerve and autonomic nerve; which controls the muscles, blood vessels, organs and glands. When there is a subluxation in the motor or autonomic part of the nerve you feel no pain, but where that nerve is going is being affected. This means a subluxation can actually cause anything from digestive issues, acid reflux, migraines, sinus issues, organ malfunction, and can even affect your immune system."
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Dan will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
- What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Dan will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Dan Durrieu will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Spinal Stenosis is the collapsing or narrowing of the spaces in the spine which puts pressure on nerve roots that ultimately control vital functions in our body. Most often this is caused by the degeneration of discs (disks) that provide a cushion between vertebrae. The three main areas that this occurs is in the lower back, cervical spine in the neck and thoracic spine which is in the upper back. Pressure on spinal nerve roots can cause localized lower back pain, upper back pain and neck pain as well as pain radiating into limbs. Lower back problems can result in pain or abnormal sensations in the feet, legs, thighs, buttocks, or loss of bladder and bowel control. home
Stop by or call Family Health Chiropractic, the leading Tampa Chiropractor Center. Take a few moments to learn about the Chiropractic health and wellness alternative to costly pain medicine, drugs or surgery that may not resolve your discomfort and pain. Get back to a happy healthy life! Like Dr. Dan has done over the years for his many patients, he can get you on the road to recovery and pain free happy living. Family Health Chiropractic Center has been caring for Tampa Bay patients for almost two decades. Office is located in Tampa on West Waters Avenue between Dale Mabry Avenue and Veterans Expressway and serves Oldsmar, Hyde Park, Town and Country (Town N Country), Northdale, Bayshore, Westchase, Westshore, Carrollwood, Safety Harbor, Clearwater, Largo, St. Pete and surrounding communities. home