Visiting a chiropractor is just like visiting any other health care professional. However, being under the care of a chiropractor has its own kind of uniqueness. The one thing which would immediately catch your attention would be the chiropractic tables. It’s unlike any other examination table you would see in a physician’s office. It is designed to provide retraction therapy along with chiropractic adjustments. This helps provide relief from the body aches and pain which makes every day tasks a major chore.
An initial visit to the chiropractor comprises of an intake, a physical exam and the required treatment plan which is administered on the same day.
At the initial visit one would find a distinct similarity between a usual medical intake and one at the chiropractors. You would be required to provide a detailed history of the past health issues. Any injuries which pertain to your current condition and so on. You would also be asked about the area where you are experiencing pain and discomfort.
Once the chiropractor has had enough information, they would carry out a physical examination. The initial examination is a routine one. The next examination is a detailed spinal one. This allows the chiropractor to assess the condition of the spine and its vertebrae. Subluxations in one part of the spine could very well be the cause of discomfort in any other part of the body. First Choice Chiropractors Brisbane believe that a healthy spine is an indication of a healthy body.
You can expect the following tests during the physical examination:
- Tests for determining your range of motion. For example if you have an issue with the neck you may be asked to move the head in a variety of directions. The chiropractor would then assess the problem you might have.
- Reflex testing usually suggested when the findings of an examination are beyond the normal parameters
- Comparison of muscle strength. For example the muscles of the right and left side are assessed to see where the actual problem is.
A number of other tests like X-rays might be carried out as well to determine the exact problem. Once the physical assessment is completed the chiropractor would work on a treatment plan. The best thing about chiropractic care is that treatment plan is often tailored to your specific problem. What may have been administered to one person might not be suggested for you. Tis is also one of the reason why chiropractic care is beneficial for just about anyone.
Adjustments are the first treatment which are usually administered. This is an in office procedure which is carried out by the chiropractor. The aim of these adjustments is to align the spine properly. This alignment would result in relief from pain and aches which you might be facing previously. Sometimes range of motion improves by more than 50% after an initial adjustment only. Subsequent visit would help take care of the problem completely.