Chiropractic care is a powerful way to manage chronic pain. With numerous benefits and very little risk involved, getting regular chiropractic adjustments is one of the best methods to reduce discomfort in the long run. However, if you don’t know much about chiropractic, you may feel a bit nervous to begin. Kouimanis Chiropractic values your comfort. We want you to feel at ease when you arrive at our office, so here’s what you can expect during your first appointment.
Typically, a chiropractic adjustment takes about 15 minutes or less to complete, which is why so many families choose this natural pain management for its efficiency and convenience. That being said, your very first appointment will take around 45 minutes. We want to get to know you, understand your pain management goals and help you understand what to expect from chiropractic care. Additionally, we will collect information about your past and current health, so we know how best to serve you. Let us know your symptoms, when they began and if they limit your physical ability. This information is impartial to guiding us in the right direction.
Before we begin regular appointments, we need to understand what we are treating. During your appointment, we’ll check your vitals, such as your heart rate, blood pressure and weight. We may also need to do certain chiropractic exams to test joint mobility, posture and more. We’ll check painful areas for inflammation, swelling and stiffness. We use the results to aid us as we put together an effective pain management strategy.
Since the first appointment acts as an information-gathering session, we will ask you many different questions to determine the cause and nature of your pain, such as:
All of these questions will point us in the right direction to a diagnosis. The goal is to determine the root cause of your pain, which then allows us to focus on relieving that issue. For instance, if your pain is due to an injury, we’ll focus on helping it heal. If you have sore joints due to certain behaviors such as frequent typing, we’ll work to relieve pain from that specific location and to improve posture. No matter what you’re dealing with, we’ll help you find an individualized solution.
Visiting a chiropractor doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. Once you understand what will happen during your appointment, you will feel prepared to begin your journey to better health. Kouimanis Chiropractic makes getting a chiropractic adjustment easy. All you need to do is call our office to schedule your first visit, and we’ll handle the rest.
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