First Time In A Chiropractic Consultation? What To Expect & Hints To Have A Neat Experience From The Start

January 22, 2021

First Time at a Chiropractic Consultation?
What to Expect and Hints to have a Neat Experince

Usually, we tend to get afraid of being under treatments that we don’t know the procedures: surgeries, therapies, tests, and analysis. They all scare us! Logically, as for a chiropractic consultation, it would not be any different.

However, there is nothing to fear! Chiropractic care is an extremely efficient manner to keep your body healthy and avoid long-term diseases that affect joints, especially in your back. It means you should not let your fear of the unknown consume you and keep you apart of a chiropractic room!

In order to make you feel safe, we’ll explain all the details and what to expect of your first time at a chiropractic consultation.

How to get prepared?

You’ve read well: For your first consultation, you should get yourself prepared! But no reason to panic! You’ll just need to think over and take some paper with you, I swear.

When seeing a chiropractor for the first time, it’s essential that you know why you’re going to their place: Any specific or chronic pain? Have you been under physical treatment? If so, what kind of? Have you got some imaging exams kept somewhere? If you have, it’s time to take them out of your drawer and bring them with you. By answering these questions, you’re going to make your first consultation much more efficient and faster.

In case you’re not looking for a treatment for any specific pain, but yet looking to preserve and protect your body from aging effects, what you need  to get prepared is little. Take notes of some questions about long-term benefits you’ll get from chiropractic care and make sure your chiropractor answer them all. In this case, you’ll advance to the chiropractic adjustment much faster since you’ll not only be removing doubts, but also helping the doctor advance the consultation stages.

Finally, it would be best to prepare to stay from 20 to 45 minutes in the chiropractic clinic or wellness center. Even though it is an estimation of how long your first consultation can take, expect the subsequent sessions to happen much faster.

What happens at the first session?

At the beginning of the consultation, the chiropractor will talk to you to understand your general physical condition and your expectations towards the treatment. At this moment, you should present your tests’ results, such as x-rays and other imagings you have taken with you. Take this time to ask some questions to the chiropractor too.

Besides evaluating your health state, the chiropractor will probably invite you for a physical evaluation as well. Thus, he can start planning the strategies and techniques to apply in your physical therapy. Once he knows how to proceed, he’ll present his suggestion of treatment and its benefits for your body.

What to wear at your first chiropractic consultation?

For both the first and subsequent visits, the recommendation is to wear comfortable clothes that offer elasticity. But don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you need workout clothes or something. Just make sure your clothes fit a bit loosely so they don’t restrict your movements and you feel comfortable.

It will not be necessary to remove any piece of clothing. Still, you may be asked to take off your shoes so the chiropractor can evaluate your tendons and ankles and see if they need adjustment.

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

It is a procedure in which the chiropractor stretches, pulls, or pushes some parts of your body to balance your spinal motion. Even though it’s not in 100% of the cases, most adjustments occur painlessly, and many patients say it’s a relaxing process.

After the talking session, the chiropractor will invite you to go under the chiropractic adjustment. It’s true many people might feel nervous at this point. Yet, it’s imperative you leave the clinic being able to feel the benefits chiropractic care can bring to your health, which means it’s better not to skip this part, ok?

What are the risks?

If performed by an experienced professional chiropractor under “normal” conditions, the treatment is free from risks. On the other hand, chiropractic consultations aren’t recommended in the case you have advanced health conditions, such as herniated discs, severe osteoporosis or arthritis, and risks of strokes or cancer.

Even though chiropractic care is not indicated for severe conditions, in any other case, it can be performed with no risks. No contraindication towards weight or age; from children to seniors, anyone can benefit from what it can provide.

What are the benefits?

As we mentioned before, as you leave the chiropractic consultation for the first time, you’ll be feeling your body more flexible and relaxed. In the case you start chiropractic care to treat a specific injure, its pain will relieve by the first week, and, within a month, your injury will start to heal.

Chiropractic care deals with most joint pains (back, neck, shoulders, etc.) and sores and injuries caused by exercising and other physical activities. It also prevents arthritis, bad posture, and other conditions that affect the body tissues.

In addition to complete physical therapy, you’ll also improve your mental health since chiropractic care avoids demotivation and boredom and increases emotional control. It means you can even have reinforcement when fighting psychological conditions like depression.

Whatever are your necessities or objectives, you’ll undoubtedly benefit from chiropractic in some way.

Where to find us

Are you looking for a chiropractor or a wellness center in New York? Meet BCWNYC!

Now you know there is nothing to be afraid of at a chiropractic consultation, book your first appointment with our doctors

Start benefiting from chiropractic care since your first consultation with no risks.