Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
As with any doctor's visit, you'll start by finishing some new patient paperwork. Upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the chance to ask any questions you may have. We will perform a physical examination and most likely take a few x-rays to see what your current state is. Once this is complete, we'll take a look at the overall results of our conversation and the exams. Together, we'll come up with a plan of action which will begin when you are completely satisfied and ready to move forward.
The doctor will tailor a plan to your individual condition, taking into account your personal history of traumas/injuries, sports, repetitive motions, medications taken, smoking history, and many other factors. Typically, the longer you have had a condition, the longer it will take to bring you back to abundant wellness.
Following the resolution of your presenting problem, it is an excellent idea to schedule regular visits to keep your body functioning at its highest possible level. Like diabetes, high blood pressure, or even early-stage cancer, the lack of pain is not an indication that your body is well. Regular chiropractic can prevent problems before they get to the stage of pain.