Answers to Your Lingering Chiropractic Questions
By Brandi Goodman
If you're new to the world of chiropractic, you probably have a lot of unresolved questions in your mind. Waiting for your first visit can make it easy to not go at all. It can be tempting to avoid the process when you don't really know what you're getting into. All your lingering chiropractic questions are answered here so you no longer have to worry and can walk into your first visit with confidence.
Will I Hear Cracking?
There is a chance that you'll hear cracking sounds during your adjustment. You don't have to worry, though. The sound is not your bones actually cracking or anything dangerous being done to your body. It is simply air bubbles being released that are found within the fluid that surrounds your joints.
Will One Adjustment Be Enough?
The answer to this one is a bit tricky. One adjustment may be enough for some of what ails you. It can provide the relief you're looking for, help you sleep that night, and ease some stress. However, if you have serious joint damage, poor posture, or a limited range of motion, it could take a few adjustments for you to be back to normal. It's best to start with one adjustment and see what the chiropractor recommends for your particular case.
How Long Does It Take?
This answer varies a bit as well. An initial visit may take considerably longer than subsequent trips to the chiropractor. This is because you need to speak with the chiropractor about your medical history, any medications you're taking that could be causing symptoms, trauma you've experienced that has resulted in lingering pain, and any other important details. One visit may be short, with nothing but the adjustment to get done, while another could take a little longer if you have questions or need an exercise or other recommendations further explained. Most people report no longer than a half-hour spent at the chiropractor's office, but that will depend on several factors. Plan an hour out of your day for the first visit at least.
If any questions are still on your mind, it doesn't hurt to reach out to The Joint. Stop in and speak with them about the process and let them know about any qualms you're facing about getting an adjustment. They'll be happy to answer any questions and ease your mind.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.