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Chiropractic Care: What to Expect

By Virginia Laird

When looking for the right healthcare provider, it can be difficult to find one who can meet all your needs. Finding one who listens to your health goals, as well as helps you make decisions based on these goals, is easily found in the care of a chiropractor. Chiropractors counsel with their patients, assist them in creating a care plan, and encourage less medicine. There are many benefits to utilizing chiropractic care. Some benefits of seeing a chiropractor include:

  • Injury prevention
  • Pain and headache management
  • Improve your sleep
  • Safe for all ages
  • Safe for the expectant mother

The first visit to the chiropractor is very similar to any other medical office. Four things that will be evaluated can include:

  • Medical assessment
  • Evaluating posture
  • Advice on lifestyle choices
  • Advice on other types of health care professionals

Medical Assessment is Necessary

There will always be a medical assessment. This can include medical history as well as a discussion of health-related goals one may have for themselves. All information collected during the initial visit may be used to track progress and advise on changes that may be necessary.

Posture is Always Observed

Good posture is linked to good health. When visiting a chiropractor, he or she will take note of the patient's posture. Chiropractors make improving posture part of the package while working to improve overall health. Some chiropractors will take X-rays of the spine to get a clearer picture of the posture and how to correct any restrictions.

Health Choices are Discussed

Once you have scheduled your first visit, be aware that you will be asked about your health choices, including diet and exercise. Chiropractors take notice of all aspects of each patient's health. This makes exercise, diet, sleep habits, and meditation part of the personalized care plan.

Chiropractors Often Help Identify the Need for More Care

Chiropractors do not discourage patients from including other healthcare professionals. They recognize that chiropractic care can co-exist with other care. Some chiropractors may even provide recommendations for specialists when needed.

To get started on your path to a healthier you, stop by The Joint Chiropractic near you. No appointment is necessary, making your care as convenient as you need it to be. Don't hesitate to stop by and get your personalized plan in place today.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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