What to Expect During Chiropractic Visits
Even if you don’t have chronic back or neck pain, chiropractic care is still beneficial. It strengthens the immune system and improves flexibility, range of motion and can prevent many ailments and physical injury. If you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle in this new year but are unfamiliar with chiropractic, what can you expect during your first visits to my office?
Visit 1: Review Health History
As with any initial medical appointment, we will review your health history. There are certain things I need to know about your physical condition that may alter the ways in which I’ll administer treatment. Does your family have a history of genetic physical or medical complications? Have you had recent injuries? Have you had surgeries in the past? Are you pregnant? All of these are crucial to know before we begin.
After discussing your health history, I’ll conduct a physical examination. This will allow me to assess how to treat you — it’s all dependent on why you considered chiropractic in the first place. If you have chronic aches and pains, I’ll find the source and the best way to relieve them. If you have a sports injury, I’ll need to thoroughly examine the site and consider how it happened. We have an on-site x-ray that I may use as an added benefit.
Visit 2: Report of Findings
After your initial visit, I’ll sit down and gather all of my findings to strategize a coherent treatment plan. At the start of your 2nd visit we’ll sit down and we’ll review how our first appointment went, what my general thoughts are and clarify what I found to be the cause(s) of your issues.
Discussion of Treatment Plan
After we go over my findings, I will explain to you the personalized treatment strategy that I’ll use for you. No patient is the same, so one size does not fit all. Treatment can vary from chiropractic spinal manipulation, massage therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation methods, or orthodic analysis.
I will also go over steps you can take to improve your condition outside of my office including stretches, nutritional advice and exercise recommendations. I keep an open atmosphere so any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan are more than welcome!
Lastly, we’ll finally begin your treatment. Chiropractic care is both curative and preventive maintenance to the body so treatment is ongoing. We’ll schedule periodic appointments to check in on how you’re improving and how I’ll be helping.
If you’re ready to start taking charge of a healthier you, set up an initial appointment today!