What to Expect During Your First Chiropractic Visit

You are experience discomfort and have decided to see a chiropractor for the first time. It goes without saying that when we try new things, we also experience some level of anxiety. Worrying about the unknown is only natural. The good news is that whether you have sustained an injury or are suffering from chronic pain, chiropractic care involves non-invasive treatment that does not require surgery or potentially addictive painkillers.

At Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health in Wheat Ridge, CO, we take a holistic approach to providing you with the relief you deserve. These are things you can expect from your chiropractic consultation and initial treatment.

First Chiropractic Consultation

Your first visit will be a type of fact-finding evaluation designed to create a complete picture of your condition and overall health. That’s why we begin by having you complete a health and wellness questionnaire in the waiting room. Once complete, the personal information is kept entirely confidential and used as a foundation to develop a holistic recovery plan.

With the information in hand, the chiropractor will discuss your strengths, limitations, condition, and usual daily physical activities. These all play a significant role in designing a long-term health and wellness treatment regimen.

Initial Physical Exam by the Chiropractor

This part of the process tends to cause some concern from people who have not yet undergone chiropractic treatment and care. The myth about people’s back being snapped by in place is just that, a myth. During your physical examination, you can expect the following.

  • Thorough reflex examination
  • Blood pressure and pulse check
  • Muscle strength reviewed
  • Range of motion to be gently tested
  • Non-invasive spinal examination

By easing you through a series of range of motion reviews and an overall health check, we can locate the source of your pain and discomfort. What many patients discover is that the root cause may not necessarily be located where the discomfort is experienced. Conditions such as sciatica involve numbness and shooting pain down the legs. But it is generally caused by disc issues in the spine.

X-Rays and MRIs

After locating the general proximity of the condition, imaging provides a refined and precise view of your injury or chronic condition. This is particularly important because imaging will be used to place limits on physical activity to avoid aggravating the injury. It will also deliver valuable information when creating a treatment and recovery plan.

Treatment and Your First Chiropractic Adjustment

With a comprehensive understanding of your health, wellness, and injury in hand, we will create a treatment plan that fits your unique condition and lifestyle. Recovery for each person differs from regaining range of motion to managing the chronic pain of inherent spinal conditions. The long-term goal will be focused on improving your health, wellness, and quality of life.

In many cases, moderate spinal adjustments are conducted to realign your body. Chiropractors utilize specialized techniques that have proven long-term benefits. Our patients can expect an ongoing treatment plan that involves specific adjustments, stretching, appropriate exercise, and health considerations. Chiropractic treatment and care is an ongoing process that helps everyday people enjoy improved range of motion and relief from pain.

Contact Your Wheat Ridge Family Chiropractor

If you have sustained an injury or are experiencing chronic pain or headaches, it’s important to promptly schedule a chiropractic consultation. Getting immediate treatment avoids the risk of aggravating the condition and marks the first step toward recovery. At Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health, we serve community members in Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, and Lakewood, among others. Call us today.