If you’re investing in your health by seeing a chiropractor, then you’ll want to do what you can to get the most out of your care. There are a few simple things you can do to help. Whether it’s your first visit, or you’re returning for another adjustment, here are some tips to get the most from your chiropractic appointment.
Before Your Spinal Adjustment
If this is your first time seeing a chiropractor, the doctor will take a medical history. It may help to jot down important information, so details don’t slip your mind.
It’s good to go into an appointment as relaxed and comfortable as possible. Eat a light meal and take a short walk, if possible, and do some gentle stretching. If you’re nervous, talk to your chiropractor about your concerns. A professional will be happy to listen and answer any questions you may have.
After Your Spinal Adjustment
Although most people feel an immediate improvement in their symptoms, you may also experience some soreness or headache after your adjustment. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is normal, as long as it’s not severe. Apply ice or heat, drink lots of water, and do some gentle exercising and stretching.
To get the best result out of your chiropractic care, follow your chiropractor’s recommendations. This includes a plan of return visits, but also lifestyle changes, such as an exercise or stretching routine. It helps to think of you and your chiropractor as a team, working together to improve your health. Many patients find that feeling better after a chiropractic adjustment gives them the boost they need to make positive changes in their lives to stay on that course.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our many convenient locations, contact your local chiropractor today.