Many of us will suffer from aches and pains in the neck, shoulders and back at some point in our lives, but a chiropractor can help to alleviate that discomfort. If you are wanting to book an appointment with a chiropractor but are unsure of what is involved, then we can help. Below we explore what to expect from your chiropractic appointment.
You’ll have a consultation
If this is your first appointment, then you will have a consultation. This is a thorough assessment to evaluate if you are suitable for chiropractic treatment, and if so, what types of treatment and techniques would be best suited to your needs. This is also your opportunity to discuss your symptoms and your desired outcomes.
The chiropractic examination
A full examination, including medical history and chiropractic assessment, will be needed prior to your first treatment – this is nothing to worry about. A full postural analysis will also be carried out.
Hands do the treatment
Chiropractors use their hands to carry out spinal manipulation. This is when they put pressure on your muscles, joints and bones around the spine. They may also move your limbs in a stretching or pulling motion to work your muscles.
You’ll be comfortable and relaxed
It’s important to know that your treatment will not hurt. You will feel pressure and movement but should feel no pain. You will lie or sit in a comfortable position and you will need to wear non-restrictive clothing during the treatment sessions, but this will be explained to you during your consultation. Just remember that you will be comfortable at all times.
Here at Ridgeway Health and Wellness, we provide a range of chiropractic treatments. To learn more about how we can help you and your back pain, and to book your consultation, then please do get in touch with us today.