If you have never visited a chiropractor before, you might be hesitant about an appointment for a chiropractic adjustment or other services that may be performed. A visit to the chiropractor is very similar to a visit with a general practitioner — once you know what you can expect from the appointment, it becomes routine instead of frightening or anxiety-producing.
Here at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre, we want all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed as possible when they come in for a chiropractic adjustment, especially if it is your first chiropractic adjustment or experience with a chiropractor. Here are a few things that you can expect on that first appointment.
- A general evaluation– Just like your general practitioner, your chiropractor needs to know a bit about your medical history in order to give you the best treatment. Things like your vital signs, medications, allergies, and history of symptoms will all be carefully documented. We can then better focus on the source of your pain or discomfort.
- Manual adjustments or other forms of treatments– A chiropractic adjustment is done in many different ways, often dependent upon the source or location of your pain. Even if your pain is located in one area, your chiropractor may work on secondary areas or joints that could be the root cause of the issue. Chiropractic adjustments can leave people occasionally sore the next day, but many people enjoy the relief that follows.
- Discussion for the future– After a chiropractic adjustment, your chiropractor will discuss with you how to move forward. This can be anything from follow-up visits to orthotics to counseling about weight loss. It depends on your situation!