Do You Speak Chiropractic?
By Sandy Schroeder
If you have been using chiropractic support for years, or have friends and relatives who see chiropractors, then you may already understand the chiropractic approach and know how beneficial it can be.
But whether you are familiar or not, today’s chiropractic experience may be different from any healthcare experience that you have had.
Finding out just how good that can be really requires a closer look.
Visiting the Joint Chiropractic
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and be prepared to be pleasantly surprised.
First, the whole process is simple. When you come in you won’t need an appointment or insurance referral. Walk-in visits are welcome, and a private healthcare plan eliminates the need for insurance. Clinics are open seven days a week, including weekend and evening hours.
Second, your chiropractor will explain how joint dysfunctions happen, and how spinal adjustments may help to correct them. This is the time for you to ask questions, talk about any pain that you are having, and help your chiropractor get to know you, outlining your normal activities and providing a medical history.
Then, if you and your chiropractor feel a spinal adjustment may be beneficial, you will be adjusted in an open bay area on a comfortable table. Plan to wear comfortable clothes.
Overall, the chiropractor’s goal is to seek pain relief and restoration of normal activities without using pain medications or elective surgery.
After your adjustment, you and your chiropractor can evaluate the results and consider treatment options. Often, a weekly 15-minute adjustment session is selected to keep the momentum going. Wellness is a very individual thing, and patients may experience a range of benefits, such as new energy, better mental focus, better sleep or digestion.
When patients find they are less stressed, or more energetic, they may be inspired to eat healthier, become more active on weekends, or launch all sorts of new home or work projects.
On a broader scale, the chiropractic effect is generating widespread approval. The White Paper, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, 2016 – “Chiropractic, A Safer Strategy than Opiates,” cites examples such as the study of North Carolina patients seeking treatment for acute low back pain from various health care professionals, including primary care physicians, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. Researchers found that those who visited a chiropractor had a higher degree of satisfaction in the care they received.
Duke University researchers reported, “For neck pain and headaches, cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”
If chiropractic sounds like a direction you would like to take, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community to get started.