Going to a Chiropractor For the First Time? Here’s What To Expect
Doing anything for the first time can be intimidating—especially when it’s related to your health. Chiropractic care was first attempted in 1895; despite it being over a century old practices, it is still a mystery to many people.
Anyone who’s had a positive experience working with a chiropractor will swear by its benefits. Chiropractors can do what massage therapists can’t. Moreover, their treatments are much more affordable and safer than prescription drugs and physical therapy in major hospitals.
If you’ve finally booked your first appointment with the chiropractor, here’s what you can expect:
Some chiropractors wait for the second visit to give their clients an adjustment, while others begin right away; it usually depends on their condition.
During the consultation, chiropractors ask lots of questions about the kind of pain and symptoms you’re experiencing. They determine the cause and intensity of the pain and may provide a physical examination of the spine.
Chiropractic adjustments require pulling, pushing, and twisting parts of the body in an attempt to realign the spine.
Clients can expect to hear “popping” noises as the chiropractor readjusts the joints. There’s no need to be alarmed by the “pop,” it’s expected in chiropractic care. Some clients claim that the popping noises provide instant relief as the spine is realigned.
Not all clients will experience relief right away. Pain management through chiropractic care is a process and requires several visits.
As with most healthcare treatments, chiropractic clients worry about pain.
Does chiropractic care hurt? For most patients, chiropractic care is a pain-free experience. That being said, it can be a little uncomfortable and unconventional. Your chiropractor will contort your body in multiple directions during the procedure.
What Sort of Health Problems Do Chiropractors Treat?
Contrary to what many believe, chiropractors don’t just treat neck, shoulders, and back pain. Yes, most chiropractic care revolves around these areas, but chiropractors do a lot more than pain management.
They also help with health problems like arthritis, poor digestion, headaches and ear infections.
If you’re still unsure about making an appointment, contact Arista Wellness Center in Katy to learn more about chiropractic care.
In your first appointment, our physician will collect your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine the severity of the pain before briefing you on the treatment plan.
Arista Wellness Center takes pride in effectively reducing your pain and helping you get back to normal day to day activities. Please call us at 281-245-0407 for a free consultation and to learn more about our MLS laser therapy treatments.
Contact us today at 281-245-0407 for an appointment with our pain management physician.