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No Need for Butterflies With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

Whether you are going to a different hairstylist, an unfamiliar restaurant, or an alternate dentist, it can be hard to try something new, can't it? And unfortunately, the same is true for chiropractic care, especially if the chiropractic approach is something you know very little about! If the butterflies in your stomach come back every time you think about getting adjusted, keep reading! Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have taken the time to jot down some of the things you can expect because they had a feeling there might be a little bit of nervousness in the air. Take a look.

What to Do Before You Get Adjusted

Before you head in for your visit, make sure you have compiled all your medical records. Be prepared to give your chiropractor a detailed history of your injury or pain, where it is located, how severe it is, and all the treatments you have tried. Also, be sure to mention all the concerns you may have. This will help both you and your chiropractor decide if the chiropractic approach is right for you.

What to Expect During Your First Appointment

During your first appointment and after the evaluation, your chiropractor will address all the symptoms you are dealing with and will identify the underlying source of pain. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes because the first visit often includes a chiropractic adjustment. Your chiropractor may ask you to lie on your stomach, back, and sides, and the adjustment may place your body in positions that you aren't used to, so dress for comfort! Don't be alarmed if you hear some popping or cracking noises too. These are normal and nothing is "cracking" for real. This is just the sound that is made when the trapped air between your joints is being released.

What to Expect When Your Visit Is Over

After your first adjustment, your chiropractor will likely discuss their recommended treatment plan. For many chiropractic conditions, more than one adjustment may be needed, so be sure to follow your chiropractor's suggestions. These suggestions may also include dietary and exercise tips, so get ready for some easy homework to do. No matter what the treatment plan looks like though, you can feel good knowing it was customized to your specific needs, and that the chiropractic approach avoids the use of prescription medications and invasive procedures.

Getting Rid of Those Butterflies

One thing to keep in mind throughout the adjustment is that there will be no pain and it does not hurt. In fact, you may end up feeling so good when all is said and done, that you may even wonder why it took you so long to come in! So don't delay! Head on in so your body can get the relief it deserves.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in McAllen, Tex.

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