As a new chiropractic patient, you may be wondering how you’ll feel after your first spinal, or chiropractic, adjustment. Many people are anxious before they come in because they associate a spinal adjustment with old-school, painful cracking techniques. While we do offer the old fashioned popping techniques if that’s what you prefer, we also have numerous highly effective “crackless” methods that will be sure to improve your spinal health and reduce nervous system interference. You may also be wondering if it’s going to hurt and when you’ll feel relief from your pain. Because the healing process affects each person differently, there’s no foolproof way to know for sure how you’ll react or how your body will respond to your first treatment. But, you can take solace in knowing that a sense of relief, and the healing effects of chiropractic care are sometimes felt almost instantaneously after your first chiropractic adjustment.
During your initial visit, you’ll be asked about your medical history, current condition, pain or symptoms, and if you’ve had any injuries sustained from sports, car accidents, or other physically traumatic events. You’ll have a thorough examination and get X-rays taken of your spine to determine what course of treatment or technique will be best for your body. when you return, your chiropractor will explain to you (in understandable, non-scientific terms) what is going on in your body and exactly what your options are when it comes to treatment. After this consultation, you’ll receive for your first adjustment.
However, you should try to familiarize yourself with common chiropractic care and what exactly adjustments do. Many things cause our spines to become misaligned or misplaced. These stuck joints, known as subluxations, are the result of improper motion of spinal bones, which can affect nerve communications between your brain and your body. This means that they can choke or irritate nearby nerves, causing numerous problems with your health. Just some of these problems include headaches, back and neck pain, and even stomach problems. An adjustment will add motion to the subluxations, drastically reducing their effect on your nervous system. Now that you understand what an adjustment is and how it works, you’ll be able to better understand what is going on at your first one.
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