What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Care Adjustment Appointment
Thinking about trying chiropractic care for the first time? Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, useful way to achieve pain relief, boost your overall performance, and prevent future recurrence of joint injuries. At Spinal Health Center West Monroe, our chiropractor is here to provide you with evidence-based traditional hands-on spinal manipulative therapy, or chiropractic adjustments, as well as computer-assisted instrument adjustments. Let's take a look at some of the signs that you may be due for a chiropractic adjustment, as well as what you can expect at your first chiropractic care appointment.
Signs You Need a Chiropractic Adjustment
Nearly anyone can benefit from chiropractic services, and a chiropractic adjustment can be a great way to start your journey into holistic healthcare. People who experience the following may benefit from chiropractic services:
- Spinal and/or joint injury
- Spending much of your day in a single position (such as at a desk)
- Joint stress and wear-and-tear from repetitive motion
- Feelings of stiffness/tension in the back, shoulders, neck, and head
- Work-related injuries
- Sports injuries
Your Adjustment: What to Expect
At your first appointment, you'll fill in an electronic health history, that may be completed online beforehand to save you time, to help our chiropractor and team get to know you and understand why you're seeking our services. Our chiropractor will meet with you and talk about what you hope to accomplish through chiropractic care. We will examine your spine and other joints of concern, perform a functional movement assessment, orthopedic and neurological evaluation, and digital X-Rays, if necessary, to see what may be the cause(s) of your problem(s).
Then, if we determine that we are the best provider for your specific needs, our chiropractor will let you know about a course of treatment. We’ll immediately get started with relief therapies to start you on the road to healing.
After taking the time to review your results, our chiropractor will make recommendations and provide care options. You will be guided through a process of mobilizations and gentle spinal manipulations, either by hand or instrument based on your preference, to allow your spine to return to its natural state. Spinal adjustments are extremely effective at relieving pain, and our chiropractor will explain every step of the process to you.
While you may feel some relief after your first spinal adjustment, many people find that they get the maximum benefit through positively reinforcing the proper movement with regular chiropractic adjustments. Our chiropractor will talk with you about how often to return as well as follow up instructions for you to complete at home to help your spine through the healing process.
Call Our West Monroe Chiropractor
If you're ready to utilize one of the most “naturally right” approaches to health care to help you become your happiest, healthiest self, a chiropractic adjustment is a great place to start! At Spinal Health Center West Monroe, we're passionate about healthy joint movement and we are committed to restore and help you retain as much mobility, stability, and strength as possible so you can get back to enjoying your life. Reach out to us today at (318) 322-2250 to schedule your first appointment.