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Honesty is the Best Policy With Your Chiropractor

By Donna Stark

Have you ever been late to work and told your boss that your car battery died when you really just overslept that morning? Or have you told your grandmother that you love the shirt she bought you, knowing full well that you will only ever use it for pajamas? We all have our reasons for not being completely honest with friends and loved ones and trust me, I am not here to judge one way or the other. I am here to say that you may want to reconsider doing that when it comes to your health and your visits with your chiropractor.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Our parents raised us believing that honesty is the best policy and although that is true for everything in our lives, it's especially true when it comes to certain people, one being your chiropractor. Listen, we have all had those embarrassing moments when sitting in front of a doctor, but your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic wants to hear it all. They need to hear it all, because how else will you get the best treatment possible if some of the information about your health is missing? It's critical to be completely transparent with your chiropractor so that they can be honest to you about what your treatment will entail. Here are some things to remember at your visit.


Fill that initial questionnaire out completely and explain where and how intense the pain is on your body. Unlike your significant other, your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can't read your mind and they will never know that you are experiencing pain if you don't tell them. Also, if a part of your body other than what you are being seen for just started to hurt, include that as well. Don't minimize anything!

Unhealthy Habits

This is usually where the shame and embarrassment come into play, especially if unhealthy habits are contributing factors to your poor health. But no matter how embarrassed you may be, it is critical that you are honest about your behaviors to your chiropractor. The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are beyond professional and their only goal is to get you back on the path to optimal health. So let them focus on you and all of your "faults" so that the right treatment plan can be created and you can reach all of your health and fitness goals!


It's easier to be upfront and honest if you take the time before you go in and put pen to paper, or fingers to your notepad app on your phone. Write a brief history of your pain, jot down any questions or concerns, and don't be shy to put down the embarrassing stuff too. If it is written, you will be more likely to bring it up, and being completely honest with those who only want to help, is the best policy around. Remember, the more information you offer, the better your results will be!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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