7 Things You Should Know Before Your Chiropractor Visit
Are you feeling stiff, achy, and all-around like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz? It might be time to see a Chiropractor!
When you bend or move do you hear popping noises and feel a dull ache run through your body? Consider scheduling an appointment for chiropractic services! Did you know? We offer chiropractic services right here at Resurgence Wellness!
You’ve most likely seen the viral videos of people letting out a big sigh of relief after getting their necks cracked, and bodies readjusted.
If you want to enjoy the relaxation and realignment you have witnessed in the videos, we have good news! A chiropractor can help. Here are the 7 things you should know before your first chiropractic appointment.
Hands-On Treatment – Literally
The word Chiropractic means “hands-on care” according to its Greek origin. A chiropractor’s main goal is to provide treatments that focus on how your nervous system, including the muscles, joints, and bones, affects your overall health.
Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine that uses no invasive procedures or prescription medication to get the intended result.
They work with their hands (the literal meaning of the name) by using controlled force and precise movements to relax your body and restore movement.
You’re In Good Hands – They Are Professionals
Chiropractors study for years, like any other medical professional, does, to perfect their craft. A chiropractor will study pre-med at their college or university of choice and then spend the next 4-5 years at an accredited chiropractic college to further understand and learn the prestigious practices and techniques.
They don’t just study how to “crack your back”; they must learn about the body’s anatomy, how it can be manipulated using isolated and controlled force, how to read X-Rays, nervous system disorders, exercise therapy, and even nutrition.
As holistic healing professionals, chiropractors believe in healing the entire body instead of just treating the symptoms.
Snap, Crackle & Pop – What’s That Sound?
Those viral videos we mentioned previously certainly portray a cacophony of sounds throughout the chiropractic visit! You will likely notice that when you are being adjusted, your body will make noises similar to cracking a glow stick on the 4th of July. These noises are not actually your skeleton cracking but instead are due to the air being released from your joints and bones. This is because pressure and air are built up around these areas, and once “cracked,” the pressure and air release. This release then allows the joints and bones to move back into their original places.
Treatment Tip: When you’re getting adjusted, you’re going to hear all kinds of cracking sounds coming from places you never thought could be cracked. Even your ears can be cracked and adjusted!
Will It Hurt?
Short answer, no. However, you may feel slight discomfort during and after treatment as your body goes back into its naturally realigned state. As your body readjusts to the realignment, you might feel soreness and tenderness in some areas. That’s totally normal! As you continue with your treatments and adjustments, your entire body will feel better than ever you ever thought possible! That’s the whole point of going to a chiropractor, right?
Getting Into Alignment
It’s going to take several treatments and appointments to get your body into perfect alignment, and you’ll want to have a maintenance plan in place to continue regularly with treatments.
This ensures that your muscles, joints, and bones stay “where they should be” and allows your chiropractor to be proactive in their treatments in case any new signs or symptoms occur.
More Than It’s Cracked Up To Be
Chiropractic care isn’t just about cracking joints; it’s about complete body homeostasis. As an alternative and holistic medicinal practice, chiropractors treat the entire body and help alleviate many other ailments than just stiff necks and achy backs.
By aligning and adjusting the body, they can help with digestive tract issues, migraines, hearing problems, issues with numbness and tingling, and more.
How Long Does My Treatment Take?
Your initial chiropractic session will most likely be about an hour, but your following appointments might only last 15-20 minutes!
Your entire treatment plan will be ongoing and more frequent, depending on the severity of your issues.
You’ll start to feel better almost instantly, hence the sigh or relief during those videos!
Treatment Tip: Pair your chiropractic treatment with a massage, facial or more to make it all about self-care and revitalization!
Visit Us At Resurgence
If you’re interested in chiropractic services, look no further and visit us here at Resurgence Wellness for more self-care treatments.
Connect with us today to schedule your treatments and allow us to help you own the day!