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Never Been to the Chiropractor? Expect This!

By Genevieve Cunningham

New things can be scary. The first day of school has kids feeling anxious and sick to their stomachs. The first day at a new job means being nervous about meeting new people and learning new tasks. Though we know that change is necessary, this knowledge doesn't make the process any easier. And when the new thing involves our health, it can be especially scary! This nervous feeling often accompanies people to their very first chiropractic visit. And even worse, the fear of the unknown keeps many from going at all. Luckily, chiropractic care isn't scary. If you need to go to the clinic and are feeling a little nervous, take a look at what you can expect. 

What Will Happen? 

Just like any healthcare visit, you'll probably have to first fill out paperwork and answer questions about yourself. When you get to see the chiropractor, they'll likely do a first assessment. This might include you standing in certain positions, moving, or lying on a table. They'll assess your pain level, check your spine and joints for problems, and determine the proper course of treatment for your body.

Will Treatment Happen Immediately?

For a lot of people, treatment begins in the very first visit. The chiropractor will use their hands to gently adjust the body. In doing so, they're hoping to remove joint restrictions, eliminate negative symptoms, and restore function. While there are plenty of people who get treatment once, the best approach is to get adjusted on a regular basis. Don't be surprised when the chiropractor suggests you come back. They want you to be in the best health, and regular visits is the way to do it.

Will It Be Painful?

Most people experience little to no discomfort during treatment. Though it may come with sound -- pop! -- it very rarely causes pain. Sometimes you'll feel a little sore afterward, but it's generally minor and passed quickly. It's much more painful to go through life with poor health and body pain. Don't be afraid of the chiropractor. The benefits far outweigh the risks, and the results are worth the effort.

If you want to get chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the extra stress or hassle. Chiropractic care doesn't have to be scary. You just have to be prepared! Get a boost in health and feel your best without the worry with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Charlotte, N.C.

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