First Appointment Detailed Upper Cervical Chiropractic Assessment
Your first appointment will involve the initial consultation and evaluation of your current concerns, symptoms, and overall condition.
Dr. Dutson will evaluate your posture, spine, and nervous system. A computerized thermography scan will help us determine whether your nervous system is properly adapting to your internal and external stressors and regulating body function.
Cone Beam CT Scanner (CBCT)
We use the latest 3D CT imaging and a computerized analysis to help us detect and precisely measure a spinal misalignment. This allows us to develop your individualized prescription for an upper cervical correction.
Please note: No spinal correction will be made on the first visit. The goal of this visit is to collect all the information that Dr. Dutson needs to determine the best approach for care. Therefore, after your first office visit we will schedule a convenient and timely follow-up appointment for you.
Second Appointment Doctor's Report of Findings
After your first appointment, we will analyze the data we collected during your initial exam. When you return to the office, Dr. Dutson will review your CBCT imaging, radiology report and exam findings with you. He will answer any questions and concerns you may have as he informs and educates you about the findings. If a misalignment has been confirmed, Dr. Dutson will discuss next steps and move forward with your spinal adjustment.
Initial Spinal Adjustment
You will receive your first gentle and precise, laser-guided adjustment. This does not involve any twisting, cracking, or popping of the neck. Immediately afterward you will rest in an anti-gravity position to give your nervous system time to begin responding to the adjustment. Then we will recheck your positive neuro indicators to evaluate your body’s initial response to the adjustment.
Assessment & Plan of Action
We put the before and after upper cervical x-rays and their computerized analysis up on the big screen and together we review the changes that resulted from the initial adjustment. All questions will be answered before moving forward with care. A treatment plan will be created for you to optimize your recovery.
Let the Healing Begin
The goal of care is to reduce your spinal misalignment and improve your nervous system’s balance and function. This helps set the stage for your brain, spinal cord, and nerves to optimize your body’s function and healing potential.
Straight from our satisfied clients
I have utilized chiropractic care for many years with moderate success. However, I have never been able to manage my headaches and have often stated that "I've had a headache for the last 20 years." After only 5 adjustments at 1 week intervals, my headaches were gone. Amazingly, my mid and lower back issues are also managed with just upper cervical care. Finally, I have fibromyalgia and have found that my pain levels are much better and the actual treatment is much more comfortable. Dr. Dutson does a great job of explaining not only what needs to be done, but why and how. I can't recommend him and this practice enough.
I found Dr. Dutson in San Antonio online. My adult son was diagnosed with Menieres disease. He was having a lot of vertigo attacks with vomiting, hearing loss and balance issues resulting in frequent visits to the emergency room. I kept reading about upper cervical procedures and doing a lot of research on this type of care. We made an appointment with Dr. Dutson and learned a lot of information from the Doc. He explains everything that is going on in a manner that we could understand. My son went weekly for a short time and after holding his adjustments, we started going every 2 weeks, then 3. We now only go every 6 weeks. My son HAS NOT had a full blown episode since we started. He's felt dizzy from time to time but not severe enough to call 911 or rush to the ER. This treatment has seriously been a life saver. I know there's no cure for this horrific disease but upper cervical sessions with Dr. Dutson have really been a game changer. I couldn't be happier. If you know anyone suffering with Menieres, I HIGHLY recommend making an appointment.
Life Changing!! My story begins 28 Feb 2016. I was hit by a drunk driver going 110 MPH. My truck rolled 6 times. Over the next 3 years I spent 8 weeks in a neck brace, 16 MRI's, 4 CT scans, 3 different physical therapists, 2 Neurosurgeons, and 2 chiropractors. I was told to live with limited movement and numbness in my right arm as the final diagnosis. Every day was a struggle. I began a routine to live life uncomfortably, then a miracle happened. My father took me to see Dr. Greg Dutson. He thoroughly examined me with the best equipment money could buy. Very impressive. He explained that my atlas was off center. Next he adjusted the atlas with a very precise apparatus that was very gentle. Once the atlas moved, I felt a rush of fluid to my brain. At first I thought this must be adrenaline because all my issues went away, my eye sight was clearer, and my posture was straight as an arrow. You see I was a skeptic because of all I went through the last 3 years. I am glad to report 3 months after the adjustment my issues haven't returned. I wish I would have gone to Dr. Dutson first and not as a last resort because it would have saved me 3 years of pain and thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Thank you Dr. Dutson for giving me my life back! Forever grateful.
The cost of the initial appointment kept me from trying this place for way too long. If this sounds familiar then listen up... THE PRICE IS WORTH IT! Accurately finding the root of the problem before any treatment plan created is what separates this place from other Chiropractors. Everyone is super friendly. My mom has found life changing pain relief here. Adjustments are very precise and gentle. All treatments are based on regular tests, measurements, and imagery, so when they make an adjustment, you can rest assured they won't make your problem worse on accident. Something I have experienced at other Chiro offices. No snake oil from this office either. My pain was not strongly related to the spine, and they were very honest about that. No unnecessary treatments for profit. Nice to see a medical practice that does not place profits above its patient's wellbeing.
I saw Dr. Dutson for the first time about a year ago and so very grateful I did! Dr. Dutson is one of the best doctors I have ever been to! Dr. Dutson listens, is professional, trustworthy, kind, precise, thorough, patient, explains everything beforehand, answers all questions, and is very respectful. He is an EXPERT in this field. He truly cares about his patients and helping to improve their health. I had a previous head/neck injury over 10 years ago that has caused pain/numbness and was then exacerbated by poor dental work. I had one adjustment done by Dr. Dutson about a year ago. He recommended this adjustment based off of very specialized x-rays and testing as proof that an adjustment could benefit. Dr. Dutson explained that every person's body is different and reacts differently to an adjustment. He was confident but did not push anything or sugar coat anything, and I appreciated that honesty and respect. I did not want to say anything at the time because it seemed too good to be true. However... after my one and only adjustment, I felt relief! The pain/numbness dissipated and I am still doing well a year later! To complement the care I received from Dr. Dutson, he also recommended experienced, careful, and reputable dentists knowledgeable in this important relationship between the upper cervical junction and dental work. His office is well run, and Andrea at the front desk is also very compassionate, professional and respectful. Thrive Head and Spinal Care is a blessing!