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Chiropractic adjustments can offer countless benefits for people of all ages. From increased flexibility to detoxing your body, a chiropractic adjustment is a great non-invasive method for pain management. If you’ve finally decided to book your first chiropractic adjustment, you may be wondering how you can maximize those benefits. It all comes down to how you prepare for your appointment!
While you are not required to do anything leading up to your adjustment, preparing for your appointment is never a bad idea. We value education here at Ideal Health Chiropractic and we aim to support your health however we can. Our chiropractic staff developed this expert guide on how you can best prepare for your first chiropractic session.
Do Your Research
One of the first steps that everyone should take when preparing for their first chiropractic appointment is doing their due diligence.
Start off by leveraging popular search engines to your advantage and leafing through reviews. Look for high-caliber reviews and recommendations from people with similar afflictions as you.
You might also want to speak with friends or family to see if they have personal recommendations. When looking for a chiropractor, look out for offerings like “on-going plans.” A trusted chiropractor should be focused on your health and they will actually want to limit the number of times you come into their office. They should develop customized plans for each client with a definitive end date goal. It’s essential to do your research and read through testimonials to find the best well-rounded chiropractor for you.
Though there may be a lot of chiropractors to choose from, research will help you weed out the good from the bad.
Especially at your initial appointment, it’s best to arrive at least 15 minutes early. While you're waiting, it’s also a great idea to do some stretching. Your chiropractor’s office might even have a list of recommended stretches for you to utilize in the waiting room.
Since it’s your first chiropractic adjustment, you’ll need to fill out some paperwork before your session. A top chiropractor will walk you through everything and address any questions and concerns right away. Don’t worry about being nervous for your appointment! The best chiropractors are well-trained and highly educated, so you’ll be in good hands.
We know your first adjustment can be a little nerve-racking, but remember to allot some time to be there early.
In most scenarios, clients will be fully clothed while the chiropractor makes the adjustments. There are, however, some instances where you may need to change into some provided clothing, such as with a treatment like electric stimulation. In order to get the most benefit out of your adjustment, it’s very important that you wear comfortable, easily-manipulated clothing. We’d recommend loose fitting athletic clothing in particular.
On the day of your first chiropractic appointment, make sure you bring along some comfortable clothing.
At the end of the day, it’s always a good idea to remember why you booked your appointment in the first place. Let yourself relax. Your first chiropractic appointment can be an interesting experience, but it’s important to stay calm. As an experienced chiropractor, we will always reassure you and give you direct instructions. We’re here to make your pain go away, so don’t be afraid of the initial learning curve. Sit tight and think of the future benefits you are about to reap from your adjustment!
Though your first chiropractic adjustment can be a little intimidating, remember to sit back and relax.
Book Your First Chiropractic Adjustment Today
At Ideal Health, we work to make first chiropractic appointments as seamless and simple as possible. When you book with us, we’ll address all of your issues at the source and develop a customized treatment plan to combat them.
Are you ready to finally take the leap and schedule your first chiropractic adjustment? Book your first session with Ideal Health Chiropractic today to find out how we can help you!
Many patients get a spinal adjustment to relieve chronic back pain. While pain relief may be the main goal of a spinal manipulation, but it is not the only health benefit patients receive. There are a wide variety of additional health benefits that anyone can realize from a quick chiropractic visit. Let’s examine a few of the most amazing benefits.
A Spinal Adjustment Can Lead To Greater Cognitive Performance
It’s incredible what a quick chiropractic visit can do for you. From a simple toggle drop to a “no-pop” adjustment, spinal manipulation has the potential to impact your cognitive abilities.
Research has shown that spinal manipulation alters brain function. When dysfunctional spinal joints are adjusted and corrected, your sensory and motor functions are improved. These improvements are attributed to how the adjustment affects the prefrontal cortex. A spinal manipulation can also improve other executive functions that take place within that same cortex. These could include your complex planning or problem-solving skills.
Spinal Manipulations Lower Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is more common than you may think. On average, 1 out of every 3 adults has high blood pressure. Many Americans rely on various medications to lower their blood pressure and keep it at a healthy level. Those meds work, but they can have some negative side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, and/or weight loss.
These side effects can be avoided when you opt for a spinal adjustment instead. Research has shown that spinal manipulations can significantly lower high blood pressure. And, in some cases, these effects can last for as long as 6 months!
If you suffer from high blood pressure, try out a spinal adjustment for a change. It could drastically change your quality of life.
Boost Your Immune System With A Spinal Adjustment
There are plenty of things you can do to improve the strength of your immune system. Proper nutrition, exercise, and self-care all influence the health of your immune system. And your spine health impacts your immune system too.
Studies have shown that a spinal adjustment can actually increase your white blood cell count (the cells that fight off diseases and infections). This increase can occur within just 15 minutes of the spinal manipulation! So, before flu season rolls around, it may be a good idea to get a quick adjustment.
Spinal Adjustments Can Improve a Variety of Conditions
It’s easy to assume that a spinal adjustment can only treat spine-related issues. That is not always the case. Aside from fixing your bad back, a quick visit to the chiropractor can help relieve and treat a range of medical conditions. These could include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Fertility issues and menstrual problems
- And much more!
Don’t see your condition listed above? Talk to the experts directly to see if an adjustment could influence your condition. A spinal adjustment could be exactly what your body is missing.
Book Your First Spinal Adjustment Today
Are you ready to realize some of these incredible health benefits? Then it’s time to work with the pros! Our experienced staff can apply the perfect spinal manipulation to fit your needs, whether it’s a high-velocity or gentle approach. Book your first spinal adjustment today!