There are a wide variety of symptoms and conditions that a chiropractor can help with, but in our experience here at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre, people are often hesitant to schedule their first appointment. This hesitancy is often caused by a lack of knowledge about what a chiropractic adjustment entails, so in this article our team will be providing a basic overview of what you can expect.
- Before your chiropractor even gets to the adjustment part of your visit, the two of you will have a consultation about your reasons for coming, your medical or health history, and any medications or dietary supplements you may be taking.
- The next step in the preparation process is examination. One of our chiropractors here at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre will examine your spine for any abnormalities that need to be adjusted or corrected. This examination may involve physical testing, visual analysis, palpation checks, or even x-rays. With this information, our team will be able to offer a more accurate diagnosis and a more effectively targeted treatment plan.
- Once we know what specific issues you are dealing with, we can move on to the main event. For your chiropractic adjustment, you will typically lie face-down on a specialized treatment table while your chiropractor applies controlled manual force to the affected points of your spine or joints. The adjustments will help loosen muscle tension in the area, relieving pain and restoring range of motion.
We at Mapleview Chiropractic Centre hope that this article has been helpful. If you have been hesitating to schedule an appointment, we encourage you to pick up the phone and call our team.