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Expect These Tests at the Chiropractic Office

By Stepy Kamei

If you've decided to give chiropractic care a try, you may have some questions as to how exactly the process will go. This is normal and understandable, especially considering how much misinformation remains out there when it comes to this type of treatment. If you want to get the most out of your trip to The Joint and your visit with it doctors of chiropractic, you'll want to be as informed as possible. This involves understanding what chiropractic can do for you, its impeccable safety record, and the things you can expect to happen during your time in the clinic. During your first visit in particular, you may find yourself answering all kinds of questions and undergoing examinations. These are all important in order to help the chiropractor establish your current and past states of health so that he or she is better prepared to help create a better future for your total sense of well-being. 

General Evaluation

As previously mentioned, the doctor of chiropractic will more than likely want to know as much about your personal health history as possible, so be as prepared with information as you can be. It may help you to bring a written list of family health concerns, personal past ailments, and any current problems you may be experiencing so the chiropractor knows what to be looking for when examining your body and, in particular, your spinal column.

Muscle and Reflex Test

The chiropractor may want to start out by testing your natural physical reflexes, as well as muscle strength throughout the body. These can be strong indicators as to whether your spine may be improperly aligned. This is a relatively short and non-invasive part of the initial examination process.

Leg Length Measurements

The chiropractor will also more than likely want to measure out the length of each of your legs. Believe it or not, many people who are suffering from a misalignment in the spinal column often have one leg shorter than the other. This is often due to the pelvic area being thrown out of balance as a result of not getting enough proper support from the spinal column.

These, and maybe other, tests may all be conducted to help the chiropractor come up with a helpful treatment option that's right for you and your health needs. Come on in to The Joint today to see how a chiropractor can help improve your quality of life on a long-term basis.

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