New to Chiropractics? Here’s All That You Need To Know
As human beings, anything that isn’t known to us can be scary. A chiropractor knows that this can certainly be true for those who are considering trying chiropractics. If you’ve been searching the internet to find out what chiropractics is all about, you may hear some stories that are great, some that are not-so-wonderful, and others that fall in between.
A person who has never been may get the wrong idea about chiropractics if they read reviews from those who don’t know the truth. So, we are here to clarify any confusion by providing information through a Q&A!
Does the chiropractor consult with me before a treatment session?
Depending on your condition, you may receive your first treatment after a brief consultation with a chiropractor. They are likely to ask you questions such as where your pain is located, how severe it is, other symptoms, and how long you have been experiencing this discomfort. By asking these questions, we can get an idea of whether chiropractic treatments are right for you.
What is a treatment session going to be like?
If a chiropractor deems that chiropractic care will be in the best interest of your health, then you may receive your first spinal adjustment that day. This is where many people may easily get the wrong idea about chiropractics. A chiropractor will do a twist, pull, or push on areas of your body to realign joints, particularly of the spine. There may be sounds like cracking or popping as these joints are coaxed back into place. These sounds are nothing to worry about. In fact, some patients report that they feel immediate relief afterward.
Is an adjustment going to hurt?
A chiropractor has had many new patients ask whether or not these adjustments are going to hurt. You may feel slight discomfort or awkwardness initially, simply because you aren’t used to having their body be moved in the ways that chiropractors need to in order to correct misalignments. Rarely is a chiropractic adjustment going to be painful. If anything, you may have mild soreness after an adjustment, but this isn’t a cause for concern. Soreness is very common and usually goes away within a day or two.
What can I do to prepare for an appointment?
If you are new to chiropractics, then there’s not much you need to do to prepare except to wear comfortable clothes, try to relax, and be fully forthcoming about your aches and pains. We are here to help, and if you aren’t unsure where the root of the problem is coming from, we can do an examination in an effort to uncover the culprit.
Our clinic understands that visiting a chiropractor for the first time can be nerve-wracking. But trust us when we say that we will do whatever we can to make your experience comfortable. We have seen the way that chiropractic care has truly helped people with pain, and advocate for its immense benefits. Call a chiropractor in Laurel, MD, today to reserve your first consultation appointment.
Thank you to AmeriWell Clinics for their insight into some important facts about chiropractic care.
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