What to Expect From Chiropractic Care and the First Visit

Posted on: August 16, 2018

Patients obtain regular chiropractic care for many reasons. When a person feels uncomfortable, their back hurts or they have a pinched nerve, a chiropractor may be necessary. Chiropractic treatments are given right inside an office not much different from a physician's office. It is a comfortable atmosphere where you will feel welcome. The chiropractor's office is set up to create a stress-free atmosphere.

Speaking with the chiropractor

The patient is led to a room to wait for the chiropractor to come and speak with them about the symptoms they are having. They will get an idea of what is bothering the patient and what needs to be aligned, as well as a deep medical history.

The chiropractor can only offer the best care once they know as much as possible about their patient's health, expectations and symptoms. During this time, it is important that the patient let the doctor know about any allergies, health problems, concerns or other areas worth noting before treatment is provided.

Physical exam

A physical exam is required to get the best treatment plan. The chiropractor will look at the areas of concern, but also take notice of the spine itself. The alignment of the back and the way the person stands, sits and holds themselves is taken into consideration. These are all areas of interest before treatment is given.

Treatment provided

Improving overall general health, reducing pain or discomfort, or reducing stress and the amount of weight a patient carries are all part of the treatment plan. Whatever the patient seeks to resolve with the help of chiropractic care, the chiropractor aims to provide results. The treatment for those specific results is given during the appointment.

The chiropractor will let the patient know what their recommended care plan is before continuing. They will also ask for permission to perform the treatment. The patient will always know exactly what is happening before it happens, so they feel comfortable with the treatment given.

Follow-up plan

Patients will have to return to the office to maintain the results they receive from the chiropractor. The follow-up plan is then discussed. The patient will usually come back within four to six weeks, and then every eight weeks after that to maintain the best results. Depending on the symptoms being treated and the outcome desired, the follow-up plan may differ from person to person.

We create customized treatment plans

Chiropractic care is considered an alternative form of medicine. While it may be ideal for one person, it might not be ideal for everyone. The best way to find out if it is right for you is to schedule an appointment. Once here, we can complete an exam and create a customized treatment plan. Every person is different, and we aim to provide the best care to each individual based on the symptoms they have and the results they seek.

Call to schedule an appointment

Call (262) 832-8888 today to reach Acu-Med Integrative Medicine LLC.