Preparing for Your First Appointment to the Chiropractor
How to Prepare for Your First Chiropractic Treatment
If you’re preparing for your first chiropractic treatment, you must have asked yourself by now, “What is chiropractic care?” A good chiropractor, like Dr. Brian Short, operates on the knowledge that when you give the body what it needs, it often can heal itself. We use nonsurgical, non‑invasive and drug-free approaches to treating the body.
Properly aligning the spine and its functioning can restore mobility to joints that are restricted by injured tissue. A chiropractic adjustment helps your body to maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs and surgery. Dr. Brian Short, DC offers you complete chiropractic care for the relief you need for a great quality of life. Before your first chiropractic appointment, there are a few things that will be helpful to know.
Be prepared to tell your chiropractor everything you can about your pain. When did your pain start? How long have you been dealing with it? Tell us when it seems to hurt most, what makes your pain better, and how do you get through an episode. Don’t be afraid to tell us everything we need to know. We’re medical professionals who understand your relief comes from the full benefit of our treatments provided to you when we’re fully informed about your condition.
After you’ve been adjusted, you’ll get the most from your treatment if you allow your body to settle into its new position. If your day is full of errands and work and stress, you’re not going to get as much out of it as if your day is calm and restful. Try to keep your day relaxing and fill it with mild activity. Stay hydrated and avoid tension that would bring your back out of alignment again. Your muscles have been incorrect for a while, and if you’re not gentle with your body, your muscles will want to pull back into familiar positions – even if they’re uncomfortable ones! Being sedentary is also hard on your posture, so an easy walk a couple times per day until you’re feeling stronger is your best approach to healing.