Dr. Fryer often uses a “fully secure” and movable suspended blue whale spine vertebrae to educate his patients.
You will be greeted by one of our staff and a written past history, with any symptoms and preceding related events, will be asked for. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes. You will then meet Dr. Fryer and he will take a careful history, learning together what may have caused your symptoms. This may include a viewing through VIHA’s imaging centre of any previous tests that may help in the diagnosis. Prior to the first visit, Dr. Fryer asks that you pay attention to what activities, if any, aggravate your problem. He finds this information very helpful in identifying the pain generator in the arrival to an accurate diagnosis. A physical exam which includes active range of motion and a neurological assessment will also be performed.
Every exam will be directed to the specific region of complaint and other areas that may be influencing the main problem. For example, if the lower back is a problem, then there will be focus to that region and all related areas that may affect the region. If patients request not to have an evaluation done to a specific region, that will be honored.
After a working diagnosis is shared with the patient, an educational explanation of the probable source of the pain is revealed likely using his dynamic disc models. Next, a plan of treatment is implemented and offered. The chiropractic table Dr. Fryer uses allows spinal decompression treatment in flexion, lateral flexion and extension. (Spinal extension decompression is something Dr. Fryer has developed over the years of clinical and research experience).
There is no requirement to proceed at this stage as some people utilize Dr. Fryer’s experience in diagnostics. If treatment is requested, which is implicit, unless otherwise mentioned, a manual spinal decompression approach with long and lateral axis is utilized with a focus on helping to restore balance through spinal alignment and joint spacing while allowing nutrient flow and circulation to the spine to occur. Classic chiropractic manipulation may be used in conjunction to decompression. In general, manipulation is usually not performed on elderly spines. Here is the chiropractic table Dr. Fryer uses.
Published home care decompression exercises designed by Dr. Fryer will compliment and help extend the benefits experienced between treatments. Dr. Fryer may also prescribe specific exercises that will foster regeneration through webexercises which allows patients to access from home on a computer. Ultimately, one should expect to have a firm grasp on what went wrong and what is required to facilitate the healing process.