What To Expect During A Chiropractic Visit

When you visit a chiropractor, the experience typically involves assessing your health, identifying musculoskeletal issues, and providing appropriate chiropractic care.
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Chiropractors are certified healthcare professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disorders. When you visit a chiropractor, the experience typically involves assessing your health, identifying musculoskeletal issues, and providing appropriate chiropractic care. At Vida Integrated Health, we offer a range of personalized chiropractic treatments to address chronic pain and other conditions. Here are several things you can expect during your visit:

Patient Initial Assessment and Physical Examination

During a patient assessment, the chiropractor gathers key information to understand your injury and health. They will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your medical history, lifestyle, and specific health concerns. Be prepared to discuss your overall health goals and any specific issues you’re experiencing, such as back or neck pain. The chiropractor can also perform a physical examination, which may include assessing your muscle strength and joint range of motion.

The provider will observe how you move and perform certain activities to assess functional movement patterns and identify any areas of dysfunction. They can analyze your posture and gait to evaluate any irregularities. In some cases, the chiropractor may also request X-rays to get a more detailed view of your spine and musculoskeletal system. This helps in formulating an accurate diagnosis. Once your assessment is completed, the chiropractor provides a report of their findings. Their report includes explaining the assessment results and any identified issues, making a diagnosis, and recommending a course of treatment.

Chiropractic Adjustment

If chiropractic adjustments are needed, the chiropractor will explain the procedure and discuss its potential benefits. The primary goal of many chiropractic adjustments is to restore proper alignment, mobility, and joint function. Chiropractors can use their hands or specialized tools to apply controlled force to specific joints to improve mobility and alleviate pain. They may also incorporate soft tissue manipulation techniques, such as massage or trigger point therapy, to address muscle tension and improve overall musculoskeletal function. At Vida Integrated Health, our chiropractors perform various functional treatment options, including manual adjustments and soft tissue manipulation.

Patient Education and Support

Chiropractors provide education about musculoskeletal health, treatment options, and preventive measures. Effective patient education can help you understand the principles of chiropractic care and promote active involvement in your own well-being. Before proceeding with the care process, providers discuss any diagnosed conditions and outline a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This includes the frequency of visits, proposed interventions, and expected outcomes. 

Chiropractic care providers can demonstrate or explain chiropractic adjustment techniques beforehand. This helps clarify the process and address any concerns about the procedure. They may use visual aids or models to illustrate how adjustments work to improve joint function and relieve tension. Chiropractors can also recommend specific exercises and stretches to perform at home to complement in-office treatments. At Vida Integrated Health, our chiropractic professionals will create a personalized exercise program to help support healing and movement following your chiropractic visit.

Visit a Chiropractor at Vida Integrated Health

You can expect to receive the recommended assessments, adjustments, and patient education to support your care during a visit with our skilled chiropractors. Our providers collaborate with various team members, including acupuncturists and physical therapists. This helps us provide comprehensive treatment for your specific condition and recovery requirements. Contact Vida Integrated Health today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment.

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