What To Expect
Before your first chiropractic appointment, a person should take a few preparatory steps to ensure a successful and informative experience. Here’s a list of things you should do:
Check Insurance Coverage
Contact Advanced Wellness Chiropractor to verify your insurance coverage for chiropractic care. Advanced Wellness has a list of all the companies they direct bill on their website. Knowing ahead of time that your insurance will cover the appointment will not only help avoid unexpected expenses, but put your mind at ease as well.
Gather Medical Information
Make a list of all current and past medical conditions, medications, allergies, and any recent X-rays or imaging reports related to the spine or musculoskeletal system. This information will assist the chiropractor in understanding the person’s health history.
Note Symptoms and Concerns
Jot down any specific symptoms, pain areas, or concerns the person may be experiencing. Be prepared to provide detailed information about the onset, intensity, duration, and any triggers or alleviating factors for the symptoms.
Wear Comfortable Clothing
On the day of the appointment, wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Avoid wearing restrictive clothing that may interfere with the chiropractic examination and adjustments.
Plan to arrive at the chiropractor’s office a few minutes before the scheduled appointment time. This will allow time to complete any necessary paperwork and provide ample time for the initial consultation.
Be open and honest
During the consultation, be open and honest with the chiropractor about any health concerns, medical history, and lifestyle habits. Honest communication will aid the chiropractor in providing the best possible treatment plan.
Prepare a list of questions to ask the chiropractor about their treatment approach, expected outcomes, and any other concerns. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the treatment plan and what to expect from the chiropractic care.
Understand the treatment process
Take some time to educate oneself about chiropractic care and the different techniques used in adjustments. Having a basic understanding of what to expect can alleviate any nervousness or uncertainty.
Drinking water before and after the appointment can help maintain hydration and support the body during chiropractic adjustments.
Follow pre-appointment instructions
If the chiropractor provides any specific instructions or guidelines before the appointment, such as avoiding certain medications or activities, make sure to adhere to them.
By following these steps, a person can make the most out of their first chiropractic appointment and set the foundation for a positive and effective chiropractic experience. Remember that every person’s condition is unique, so it’s crucial to work collaboratively with the chiropractor to achieve the best possible results.
During The Appointment
Here’s what a person might typically feel during a chiropractic adjustment:
Before the adjustment, the chiropractor may use their hands or specialized tools to apply gentle pressure to the targeted area. This pressure may create a sense of “build-up” or tension in the joint.
During the actual adjustment, it’s common to hear a popping or cracking sound. This sound is known as cavitation and occurs when gas bubbles are released from the fluid that lubricates the joint. The popping sound is similar to what you might hear when cracking your knuckles.
Some people may experience mild discomfort or a slight sensation of soreness during or after the adjustment. This discomfort is usually temporary and may be compared to the feeling after a good workout.
After the adjustment, many individuals report feeling a sense of relief, increased mobility, and reduced pain. Chiropractic adjustments can be especially beneficial for those with musculoskeletal issues, such as back pain, neck pain, or headaches.
Chiropractic adjustments can also promote relaxation, as they help release tension and promote better alignment in the spine and other joints.
It’s important to note that while chiropractic adjustments are generally safe and well-tolerated, some individuals may have specific medical conditions or sensitivities that make certain techniques less suitable for them. It’s crucial to communicate openly with the chiropractor about any concerns or discomfort during the adjustment.
After the appointmet
After your adjustment, you might experience a feeling of lightness. Some people feel a shivery, warmth or cold sensations, tissue relaxation or brain fog lifting. These are all normal responses.
It’s also normal to feel tired a few hours after an adjustment. This tiredness is the sign of an effective adjustment. Your body is decompressing and is finally allowed to feel relaxed. Most likely, you’ll sleep quite well after your adjustment.
After TRT adjustments
It is also normal to feel nothing with TRT adjustments. Many patients do not notice much change during the actual adjustment but begin to feel bodily changes hours to days after the adjustment. TRT adjustment process in the background hours after adjustments.
It is also possible to feel a little more sore after an adjustment. The soreness comes from build up in tight muscles letting go. This soreness is slightly different then your presenting compliant and abates within 24 hours.
On your subsequent appointments, you’ll arrive and be adjusted right away. Re-examinations will be done every twelfth visit to show how you’re progressing. Make sure you come back for follow up appointments as recommended by your chiropractor. They will have a treatment plan in mind, and following that plan is important to the overall success of the treatments, and the improvement of your body.
Advanced Wellness Chiropractic educates patients on wellness. We encourage our patients to follow a regular schedule outlined after every re-examination. There are incredible benefits to having chiropractic care even after your pain is relieved. Your function improves, too. Who knows what your potential could be with regular care! That’s where the magic of chiropractic happens.
Great news! Advanced Wellness Chiropractic can direct bill to the following plans:
If your plan is not listed, it is easy for us to verify if your third-party insurance payer allows for direct billing.
If there is no third-party insurance, we ask that payment is rendered at the time of service.
There is a discounted payment option available for those wishing to pay in advance for multiple treatments.
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