Part 1 – The Assessment: Learn what is causing your pain.
The assessment will begin with an in-depth conversation about your back pain. Dr. Jared will want to know what bothers your back, if you have good and bad days, what treatments you have already tried for your pain, etc. Following this conversation, Dr. Jared will proceed to the examination. During the exam, he will thoroughly probe your back to determine what your specific pain triggers are. He will evaluate your various postures and how you move, as well as probing the various structures of your spine. He will also view any imaging (eg. x-rays, CT scans, MRIs) you may have of your back.
Upon completion, you will receive a diagnosis and explanation of the specific cause of your back pain and Dr. Jared will explain what your specific pain trigger or triggers are.
This part can be very exhausting, as it can be a lot of information to process. You are encouraged to bring another person along with you to help you remember the various things we discussed. You will also be provided with a written summary outlining the various things that were found and the treatment plan to relieve your pain.