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Why Honesty Matters at a Chiropractic Visit

By Lana Bandoim

When you visit a chiropractor, it may be embarrassing or difficult to share some of the problems. However, honesty matters and can affect treatment plans. Chiropractors see many patients and hear difficult stories all the time. Skip the shame and stay honest during the next visit.

Previous Medical History

Whether you are embarrassed about a fall or scared to talk about a previous injury, the past can affect the present. Chiropractors need to hear a complete medical history to make sure nothing is overlooked. Instead of being ashamed, consider the alternative: You may not get the right treatment without revealing all the details, or the treatment can be delayed. Chiropractors cannot help without knowing the full history of an injury.

Pain and Stress

Some people pretend that they have no stress or pain because they do not want to be seen as weak. Others do not consider the importance of stress or pain during a chiropractic visit. However, chiropractors prefer honesty and want to hear about all the issues. Even pain that is not in the joint or spine area needs to be mentioned. Chiropractors care about your overall health and need this information. They want to understand what is causing the pain. They need to hear how stress affects work, family and other parts of your life.

Home Care

After some chiropractic visits, you may receive instructions for care at home. This can range from exercises to lifestyle changes. When you are not honest about following these instructions, it makes the chiropractor’s job more difficult. Do not be embarrassed about not doing the stretches, exercises or other requirements. Chiropractors prefer to hear the truth instead of trying to figure out why their suggestions are not working.


Without trust, it is difficult to maintain any relationship. This extends to the relationship you have with a chiropractor. When you are scared to share problems or embarrassed about pain, trust disappears. Chiropractors can often sense patients holding back information, so you may not be fooling them by staying quiet. A good chiropractor is always willing to listen and offer advice. You have to be able to share everything without fear.

The professionals at The Joint Chiropractic are ready to help with personalized and affordable care plans. You can visit the convenient locations without scheduling an appointment or worrying about insurance. The Joint handles a variety of chiropractic conditions, so share your concerns and be honest.  

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

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