Gowns allow two essential elements for the doctor: view and access. During the chiropractor examination, the doctor will study your whole body as clues to your condition are visible that way: gait, skin irritation, curve to your spine, lean, etc. He or she also needs to be able to palpate your spine, to feel spinal elements for tightness, misalignments, and other issues. During the treatment, the doctor needs to firmly hold spinal segments to adjust the spine and to apply therapies to your spine and/or extremities if they are involved. Clothes allow slippage of the hand and prevent access for modalities; gowns allow contact. If you have an issue with the gown process, certainly discuss it with us so that you are at ease. We certainly don't want a gown to come between you and your pain relief.
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