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What Happens at the Chiropractic Clinic?

By Genevieve Cunningham

If you’ve never been to the chiropractic clinic before, it can be hard to know what to expect. Will it hurt? What will they do? Will it really work? The questions likely run rampant in your mind. Any experience that is unknown tends to be just a little bit intimidating. In order to calm your fears and get you ready for your first visit to The Joint Chiropractic, check out what to expect and what not to expect from your visit.

What to Expect: A Check-Up

The chiropractor will likely give you a once-over. This might include looking at the state of your spine, from your lower back all the way into your neck. They may also ask you to sit, stand, or lie down in certain positions in order to get a good look at your particular spine and body.

What Not to Expect: Invasive Procedures

Luckily, you won’t have to deal with invasive procedures. Don’t expect needles or surgeries or even medication. Chiropractors tend to take a natural and holistic approach. If you get an adjustment, they’ll likely be using their hands to do so. It’s a safe, effective,and incredibly noninvasive way to boost your health.

What to Expect: A Ton of Questions

The chiropractor will ask you a ton of questions. These will range from questions about pain to questions about your lifestyle. Answer as honestly as you can. These questions help the chiropractor assess your condition ti get you an appropriate treatment plan that leaves you feeling better than ever.

What Not to Expect: The Third Degree

Though they might offer you advice, they’re not going to drill you over every health decision you make. They’ll listen and possibly advise with some simple healthy lifestyle tips, but you won’t have to worry about being embarrassed or berated.

What to Expect: An Adjustment

As mentioned above, your adjustment will probably consist of the chiropractor twisting and popping your spine. This method will help to place each vertebrae back into its proper place. This may help to alleviate pain and tension, improve flexibility, and bring a whole host of other benefits.

What Not to Expect: Pain

In most cases, pain does not accompany an adjustment. In fact, it’s almost always the opposite. People are much more likely to report a sense of relief from pain than they are feeling pain from the procedure. You may hear a popping sound, but rest assured that the sound will not hurt you (it's gas), nor does it mean anything is wrong. It’s just a natural side effect of some adjustments.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress. Don’t be afraid of getting to the clinic. Use this guide to get prepared, and boost your health with a quick trip to The Joint right away.

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