What to Expect From Chiropractic Treatment
By Alexis Mills
For those who have not experienced chiropractic care, you have many surprises awaiting that are much different from traditional healthcare. At The Joint Chiropractic, you can start your journey to an all-natural healthcare program that's built around your own convenience by stopping by anytime during open hours. That includes weekends and evenings! Try that at your regular doctor.
Your first visit will be about opening up the discussion of what chiropractic care is, the benefits you can receive, and how chiropractor adjustments can correct joint dysfunction. The doctor will get a background of your health, any issues you are dealing with now, and answer any questions you may have. If you have any concerns, this is a great time and opportunity to get answers directly from the chiropractor. After your first appointment you will know what to expect for your consultation, exam, and adjustment. Once the consultation and exam is finished, the chiropractor will determine if their care is right for you.
From the consultation and exam the chiropractor can talk you through the necessary treatment you can determine what kind of care you need going forward.
What Kind of Treatment Can you Expect?
There are three steps and stages of chiropractic care including relief, recovery, and wellness. Determining the stage you are in will determine the number of visits needed and what the visits consist of. But chiropractic care is essential for relief and recovery, and also to maintain your health and well-being.
Chiropractors will perform their adjustments to you while you are on an adjustment table. Depending on what part of the body is being targeted, you could be lying down on your back, on your side, on your stomach, on your back or sitting upright. It's recommended to wear comfortable clothes that are non-restrictive to make the adjustment as seamless as possible.
Knowledge to Help Prepare for Adjustments
- There may be a popping noise during your adjustment; that's just your joints releasing pockets of gas. This noise might sound scary -- believe me, popping and cracking sounds make me cringe -- but a chiropractic adjustment poses virtually no threat in the hands of a qualified doctor.
- It's expected that you may have some soreness after initial adjustments; it's not a big deal, and might be described as the pain similar to starting a new exercise regimen. It's typically gone within 24 hours.
- Adjustments use gentle pressure that create relief almost immediately for most patients, and can impact almost any area of the body depending on the vertebrae that are adjusted to their proper position.
Chiropractic care is non-invasive, drug-free healthcare that offers a safe way to ease pain and help your body heal itself.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Burlington, Mass.