31 pairs of spinal nerves
6 Ranges of motion.
Demo. 2 vertebral model, nerve & disc (93% H2O by weight), disc nutrition via motion.
The weight of a quarter on a nerve will begin to cause dysfunction within 72 hours.
Demo. Traction, Torque, Compression by taking the patient's finger & doing the same.
Ask: " What if this nerve went to the heart?
II. Explain the Patient's X-Rays
Show a normal x-ray of the same view.
Point and or touch the patient, the area of concern.
Hold up the 2 vertebral model up to the patient's x-ray.
III. That was the bad news,
"The good news is, This is what chiropractors do best!"
Unethical to guarantee results.
didn't get this way over night. [Or in the case of an auto accidents,
the A.M.A. with its research, has determined that in a mild to moderate
whiplash injury will take 6-12 months for the healing/remodeling of soft
tissue to finish.]
Contrast the time & hard work needed to correct/rehab.
(The Chiropractic Model) VS. the Quick fix (The Medical Model). Explain the "memory" of the connective tissue and what it takes to create a new and proper position/memory of the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules.
This will take time; reintroduce what normal range of motion is.
Treatment Plan; Often in the beginning, then gradually wean the patient off care, giving them tools (exercises, stretches etc.) The 3 Phases of care, Corrective, Strengthening, Maintenance (keeping your body tuned up)
Ask the patient; "Do you have any problem with the "x" treatments over the next "x" months needed to improve your condition?" If there is a problem, then discuss it.
IV. Discuss Cost/Payment polices.
have vertebral models
normal x-rays of the area of concern.
best if the spouse or partner is present, especially the person who is paying for treatment, if it is not the patient.
talk slow and calm, educating rather than sales. Avoid being condescending. if you use medical terminology then translate it into layman's terms.
from Gary Vitullo
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