5 Things Your Chiropractor Wants You to Know
By Brandi Goodman
Many people are afraid to attend their first chiropractic visit because they're not sure what to expect. With some knowledge on your side, you can be sure your first visit will go as well as possible. Chiropractors want you to know the following five things before you arrive.
There Are a Number of Culprits for Back Pain
One size does not fit all when it comes to back pain. Sure, plenty of people will have a similar reason for their discomfort, but there are so many culprits for why you may be experiencing back pain at any given time. Don't just think sitting for long hours is your problem. Do you carry a heavy purse on one side? Do you exhibit poor posture daily? Do you spend significant time in high heels or sandals? All of these and more can lead to back problems.
You'll Be Directed to the Right Health Care Professional
Chiropractors are not the answer for everyone. If you have severe pain and an adjustment doesn't help, your chiropractor will be quick to point you in the right direction. You may have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed with your primary doctor.
You Can See a Chiropractor for More Than Back Pain
Back pain may be a common reason to visit the chiropractor, but it's not the only one. You can see a chiropractor for so much more. Whether you're dealing with fibromyalgia pain, are suffering from stress, need to improve your sleep, or are experiencing illness, a doctor of chiropractic may be able to help.
Feeling Better Doesn't Mean You Are
So many people only visit the chiropractor when they're feeling sore or experiencing problems. Once they're better, they stop going. Feeling better doesn't mean you are, though. You should still continue your visits so you can continue to address any issues as they arise, and continue feeling your best. It won't last if you aren't using preventative measures.
Don't Attempt Your Own Adjustment
Cracking your knuckles, neck, and back is something almost anyone can do. Just because you can, however, doesn't mean you should. It is not recommended to attempt your own adjustment, no matter how small. You might find immediate relief, but you could be causing damage that you don't realize until it's too late. Leave it to the professionals.
Keep these things in mind and you should be able to have a worthwhile chiropractic visit that gets you the answers you need -- or at least pointed in the right direction. The Joint wants your experience to be a good one.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, Ariz.