What Will A Chiropractic Doctor Do At My First Visit?
On your first visit to the doctor's office, your Chiropractor will: Review your health
history Learn important information about any surgeries, major illnesses or events in
your past that could contribute to your current health problem Conduct a thorough neurological,
orthopaedic, and chiropractic examination Perform essential diagnostic physical tests, such as
reflexes and muscle strength If necessary, take an appropriate x-ray.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor?
Are you suffering from lower back pain? Or, do your headaches never seem to go away? Have
you been injured at work or in a car accident and are having trouble dealing with the pain?
Are you active in sports, but after the game have stiff joints and shooting pains? Are you
pregnant with an aching back? Are you in your Golden years and having trouble enjoying
retirement because those aches and pains are getting in the way? Are you concerned with
the health of your whole body, and are looking for a different approach to health care?
Are you concerned with your newborn's or child's long term well being and growth? If you
answered yes to any of these questions, You should visit your local chiropractor.
What causes spinal problems?
These problems are known as subluxations and can initially occur during the birth process.
As your body grows and matures, falls, sports activities, accidents, bad posture or simply
the stresses and strains of daily life can cause additional spinal problems to occur or can
further irritate those that already exist. Left uncorrected, subluxations lead to conditions
such as colic in infants, and headaches, back pain and generally poor health in adults.
What is an adjustment?
The wear and tear of everyday life is hard on your spine. It can become misaligned and cause
many health problems. This is because the nervous system runs through your spine and controls
every function of your body. Chiropractic adjustments are highly skilled, gentle manipulations
of your spine. Adjustments help your nervous system to function properly again which allows your
whole body to regain and maintain its good health.
What is it like to be adjusted?
Patients feel comfortable and relaxed while being adjusted. There are many adjustment techniques
that your chiropractor may use to best treat your condition.
When should I be adjusted?
If youíre experiencing back pain, headaches or any other pain or health problem,
you should see your chiropractor immediately. Once your spinal problems have been
corrected with adjustments and exercise, itís easy to maintain a healthy spine.
Having periodic adjustments, even when youíre feeling ok, is the best way to keep
your spine in great shape. You might be surprised at how healthy you become, even
if you thought you were fine before!