Are you considering visiting a chiropractor for the first time? If so, you probably have a question or two about what you can expect.You’re probably wondering how chiropractic care works, whether it’s safe, and what you should or shouldn’t do during or after an adjustment.
Here at Total Chiro, we are here to answer those questions for you and calm any nerves you may have in anticipation of your appointment. If you are interested in chiropractic care but you’ve never experienced the treatment, this article will get you ready and provide you with a better idea of what you can expect. Read on for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
- How Does Chiropractic Care Work?
- Are Weekly Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?
- What Types of Pain Do Chiropractors Treat?
- Are Chiropractic Adjustments Painful?
A chiropractic adjustment is defined as a manual procedure that requires extensive training and highly refined skills. In most scenarios, a chiropractor uses his or her hands to manually manipulate the patient’s joints. According to Mayo Clinic, the goal of a chiropractic adjustment is to “improve spinal motion and improve your body’s physical function.”
Manual adjustments realign dysfunctional joints into their proper position. This helps decrease inflammation around those joints and encourages proper functioning and mobility. Immediately following manual adjustments patients frequently report improvements in their symptoms.
Absolutely. Chiropractic adjustments are widely recognized as one of the safest, non-invasive, and most natural treatments for neuromusculoskeletal discomfort and dysfunction. That being said, be sure to consult with your chiropractor and see what is recommended based on your personal preference and health situation to see if weekly or monthly visits would benefit you the most. Multiple follow-up appointments are usually advised to address a problem and it is important to attend these follow-up visits in order to receive the most benefit from your chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are experts in dealing with many types of pain. From back or spinal pain, to neck pain, and general headache relief. Additionally, chiropractors are trained in treating athletic injuries and other ailments that involve ligaments, muscles, and joints. According to WebMD, “about 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35% are seeking relief from back pain from various causes, including accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains.”
If your adjustment is done properly by a trained professional, then you should never experience any pain. Keep in mind, however, that it is normal to feel soreness after a chiropractic adjustment. So, what should you expect after your first adjustment? After a chiropractic adjustment, you are moving your bones, joints, and muscles differently than you did before which can cause soreness. Think of it this way. If you go to the gym to workout for the first time in a while, it is normal for you to feel sore afterward. It is the same concept after getting an adjustment.
Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness
Here at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness, we have been helping our Long Island patients find relief and optimal health for more than 25 years. Whether you are seeking help with back problems, pain relief, or you are just looking to maintain and improve your general health and wellness, our team is ready to help! Contact us today for an evaluation at our office.