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What Can You Expect From Your First Appointment With the Chiropractor

Seeing a chiropractor can help a person with pain and mobility concerns. Even those who do not experience these issues will find chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for protecting their health. Many people feel a little nervous when they schedule their appointment for an adjustment. Knowing what to expect can dispel worries and help a person to be prepared for their appointment so they can gain the most benefit.

When a person first comes in for their appointment, they will be asked to fill out a health history. It is important a person informs their doctor of any health concerns they have now or have had in the past. The patient also needs to inform their doctor of any medications they take. All of this information, along with an examination and testing will help the doctor to draw up a treatment plan to benefit their patient.

The examination process will involve checking the patient’s range of motion and pinpointing the areas that are causing them pain. Specialized testing may be carried out in the office, depending on a patient’s symptoms. Many individuals are surprised to learn how subluxations of the spine can affect their overall health. When the nerves branching from the spinal cord are compressed, a person’s body will function abnormally and this could lead to compromised health.

A chiropractic adjustment helps to undue subluxations by moving the vertebrae back into their natural positions. This takes the pressure off of the nerves and helps to relieve pain and mobility concerns that have developed as a result of compressed nerve tissue.

The chiropractic treatment uses gentle force to move the bones back into position. The doctor will perform a variety of movements on the patient which may employ special tools and a chiropractic table to facilitate the movement of the bones.

Knowing what to expect from your first chiropractic exam will help to prepare you. Chiropractic care can help you regain your musculoskeletal health so you can overcome pain and mobility concerns. If you would like to schedule your chiropractic examination, call the office today and speak with the staff so you can get started.