Your First Visit : What to Expect From the Chiropractic Clinic

Anything that is unfamiliar or unknown can really be scary. This is certainly the case for those seeking chiropractic care for the first time. If you search the internet, you are likely to get many stories about visits to the chiropractor. Some are great, others are negative, and some fall right in between. If you’ve never been, then it can be hard to distinguish fact from fiction. Before you head to the clinic, calm your nerves by checking out this simple FAQ about what to expect from your very first visit.

Consultation

Whether or not you get an adjustment on your very first visit will probably depend on your doctor and your condition. What you can be sure of, however, is that the doctor will give you a consultation either way. The chiropractor may ask questions like: Where is the pain located? How severe is the pain on a scale of 1-10? Do you have any other symptoms? These kinds of questions help the doctor determine the severity and cause of your personal condition. They may also take a physical look and feel of your spine.

Adjustment

If you get an adjustment at your first visit, expect a quick and painless procedure in most instances. The chiropractor may push, pull, or twist a section of your body in order to realign any misalignments along the spine. This may be accompanied by a “popping” sound as your joints readjust. The pop is nothing to worry about as it is a completely ordinary side effect. Some even report that this realignment causes instant relief. The instantaneous relief may or may not accompany your first visit, depending on your particular condition and its severity.

Pain

One of the most common questions regarding first time chiropractic patients is about pain. Is it going to hurt? Most of the time, it doesn’t hurt at all. You may feel awkward or uncomfortable at first, just because you are not used to your body being contorted in a particular direction, but pain is rarely a part of the procedure. Some people do report a soreness following an adjustment. Not to worry! This soreness is common after any contorting of the body and will go away on its own shortly.

What Will They Treat?

So many people believe that you should only go to a chiropractor if your back or neck are hurting. These are great reasons to see a chiropractor, but they are not the only reasons! Sore muscles, poor digestion, aching joints, and headaches are other common reasons to get to the clinic. In short, if you wonder about whether or not to see a chiropractor, go ahead and get to the clinic to see whether this form of care can help you.

Another question that is often asked by first time chiropractic patients is about the price. Isn’t it expensive? At some places, it is! Luckily, The Joint...the Chiropractic Place is not one of these places. At The Joint, an affordable pricing plan is already set in place. Insurance is not needed or accepted, as the affordable rates are set with everyone in mind. You don’t need an appointment either, as The Joint accepts walk ins on a daily basis. If you would like to try chiropractic care, get to The Joint starting today to take advantage of their patient friendly policies and to get your body feeling better now.

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