Welcome to the Neuro-Structural Evaluation Walkthrough
Step 1: Patient History
A thorough history is very helpful to Dr. John to help evaluate the Neuro-Structure Connection. For the most effective analysis, Dr. John has patients fill out a brief form that gives him a great foundation to analyze a patient's pre-existing health and symptoms. Follow this link to download the patient forms.
Step 2: Comprehensive Consultation and Examination
The second step on your path to optimal health is a 1:1 consultation with Dr. John. Once you complete your patient form, you will sit with Dr. John and receive one of the most thorough and comprehensive history assessments you have ever received. Dr. John's intuitive nature and years of experience help each patient get to the fundamental and underlying cause of their health challenges. This initial visit is designed for Dr. John Gehnrich to learn more about you, your underlying condition, and your expectations to best determine how his authentic and unique approach can best treat your needs. Dr. John not only prides himself on a great mind and great hands but also on how they connect to his heart for the patient. Above all, Dr. John cares about you and your health and genuinely wants to improve the life of everyone that walks through his door.
Step 3: Posture is a Window to the Spine
The next step in your road to equilibrium between the spine and the other parts of the body is the Postural Spinal Analysis. This tool is used to determine structural imbalances and alignment irregularities to determine the effect your poor posture has on the spinal function. Each of the lines in the image below represents a different state of your spine, and therefore, your health: Green represents balance, and normal, while red represents pelvic, shoulder and skull alignment.
“Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headaches, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.”
-American Journal of Pain Management 1994,4:36-39
Step 4: Are you Wearing your Tires Out?
The fourth step in Dr. John's amazing Holistic Chiropractic method is the Bilateral Gravity Assessment. This assessment determines equilibrium between left and right sides of the body. The patient starts by closing their eyes, which gives a true reading about their neurological and brain stem function. The weight distributed to each leg is measured on the scale, and Dr. John takes the reading. There should be no more than 2-3 pound differential between left and right side. The greater the discrepancy, the greater indication of spinal imbalance and instability. Just as the tires of a car should be in proper alignment and wear evenly, so should the balance of one's lower extremities.
Step 5: What Color is my Spine?
At Rhino Chiropractic and Holistic Wellness, Dr. John utilizes the most up to date and advanced technology to accurately identify subluxations and underlying issues. The Computerized Spinal thermal imaging is a tool that allows for more specific objective determination of the patients underlying misalignment or subluxation. Using the thermal heat sensors that are gently rolled up the spine, Dr. John can get an accurate reading of the location, intensity, and severity of one's spinal health. Subluxation's and their severity will be revealed by color. Green is normal, yellow is mild, orange moderate, red severe. This objective tool is periodically reevaluated to determine progress and improvement of spinal health. While Dr. John gets a comprehensive background and reading on the symptoms, merely being updated on the symptoms is often an inaccurate method in determining how well one is healing. This amazing technology keeps the doctor and patient objective and on the same page.
Step 6: Touch and Tell
One of the most telling and effective techniques that Dr. John uses is the comprehensive, hands-on, spinal examination. Dr. John prides himself on having high sensitivity and intuition when it comes to the healing power of his hands. Patients have raved about how Dr. John's intuition and highly sensitive touch allows him to determine many of their health conditions without them even telling him. In this very crucial part of the visit, Dr. John feels with his hands where these subluxations (misalignments) of the spine are located. Often times he will mention conditions and symptoms not listed or mentioned on the history forms or in the consultation. Anything from asthma, allergies, digestion, reproduction challenges, or anything in between has been found to be correlated to levels of the spinal segment. To learn more about Dr. John's approach to the Neuro-Structural Connection, click here.
Step 7: Structurally Interpreted Radiographs
Spinal radiographs are taken if necessary to determine the specific structural misalignments. The radiographs are analyzed and marked according to Dr. John's experienced assessment to determine a specific structural game plan to correct the underlying cause of the health challenges.
“Loss of the cervical curve (Subluxated neck bones)
stretches the spinal cord 5-7 cm and causes disease.”
-Dr. A. Breig, Neuro-surgeon (Nobel Prize recipient)
That's All Folks!
Upon leaving the practice and setting up a report of finding, patients are often in awe of the thoroughness, detail, and attention that they experience during their first visit. Many have also mentioned the professional and clean environment accompanied by a helpful and friendly staff. An appointment is made for the next visit to review the results of this initial assessment.
For more information about the power of the Neuro Structural Connection, check out this case study, or book an appointment today.