What to Expect at Your Chiropractic Visit
By Donna Stark
If you are experiencing pain and are considering a trip to your local chiropractor, you might be wondering what is going to happen during your first visit. And if you are, that is perfectly OK. After all, it is completely normal to be curious about the unknown. But we don't want you to go in blindly. Instead, we want to help you understand the chiropractic process, and have come up with a short description of what really goes down. Here's what you can expect when you walk through the door at The Joint Chiropractic.
Your First Chiropractic Visit
Where to begin? Well, one of the nicest things about visiting The Joint Chiropractic is that you won't ever need to schedule an appointment. That's right. With their walk-in availability, you get to choose when you want to be seen. And when you do arrive for your visit, you can expect to be greeted by one of our friendly team members.
After you have completed the appropriate paperwork, your chiropractor will begin with the consultation. During this time, you may be asked about your medical history, current health conditions, pain level, past treatments, and your overall health and wellness goals. It's important to come prepared with any questions or concerns because this is the perfect time to bring them up. Your chiropractor may also take advantage of this time to explain how the adjustments work and how chiropractic care can benefit your body.
The physical examination will help determine and identify the underlying cause of your pain and discomfort, and as long as other tests or imaging aren't needed, your chiropractor is likely to move on to the adjustment at this time.
Depending on the nature of your condition, the adjustment may be performed in several different positions. You may also hear some "popping" or "cracking" noises. These are perfectly normal so don't start panicking or worrying! In fact, those noises are just pockets of gas being released and are completely harmless.
It's important to follow your chiropractor's advice for follow-up visits and aftercare. Your chiropractor will design a customized treatment plan so that you will have all the information you need to make wise decisions for your care. It's also extremely important to stay hydrated and to follow any stretching or exercise advice that are given to you at the end of your visit.
Come on in Today!
Yes, it's perfectly OK to be curious but it's not OK to be living with pain. Now that you know a little bit more about the chiropractic process, why don't you head on in? Your local chiropractors are always ready to take care of you!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Tampa, Fla.