Are you experiencing acute or chronic back pain? Trying over-the-counter medication, heating pads, and topical creams do not help, and you are desperate for help and relief. What can chiropractic do for back pain? Let’s find out.
A friend mentioned seeing a chiropractor for back pain – could this be the solution to your acute or chronic discomfort? You have heard about chiropractic care and are curious but are not sure what it entails or if it is the right solution for your pain.
Chiropractic care started in the late 1800s and has grown to become the preferred choice for patients seeking alternative treatment methods. A skilled chiropractor knows how to adjust your spine to affect your health from the inside out. If you are unsure about scheduling a first-time visit, we are here to break down the specifics for you.
Keep reading to find out what to expect from a chiropractic visit and how it can help you find relief from back pain, and more!
What to Expect on Your First Visit
On your first visit to a chiropractor, you can expect to be treated with care and respect. You will go over previous and current health history, accidents, injuries, and what you hope to achieve from chiropractic care. The first couple of visits last around one hour, but the subsequent visits will be much shorter.
Many chiropractors will want to conduct X-rays of your spine to see what issues you may be experiencing. Our office utilizes NASA-certified scanning equipment called the “Insight Subluxation Station,” which gives us insight into how your nervous system is functioning. Your spine and nervous system function as one, and knowing the health of your nerves can help us prepare an appropriate plan for you.
Your first visit will often include a session based on your information obtained from x-rays and scans and what the doctor finds from that information.
Once you have discussed what you want to achieve from chiropractic care, you and the chiropractor will discuss a treatment plan to help reduce pain and restore the health of your spine.
What to Expect During Treatments
Not all chiropractic care is created equal. Some chiros use techniques that include manual manipulation – this is where you may think of the ‘cracking’ or ‘popping’ associated with chiropractor adjustments. However, at Dody Chiropractic Center, we use a small instrument called ArthoStim™ to treat the intended areas. It is a gentle yet effective treatment tool.
A chiropractic adjustment lasts, on average, five minutes, and you will often see your chiropractor more often at the beginning of your treatment plan. As time passes and you are reassessed, the goal is for your pain to dissipate and get you back to feeling like yourself. Eventually, your visits will become maintenance focused, reducing the frequency.
How Long Until I Notice Results?
Some patients will notice a difference in as little as one session. However, in one to four weeks, most patients start to feel changes with consistent care.
Consistency is key in the chiropractic world, and keeping your scheduled appointments is vital to the success of your treatment plan.
How Else Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Me?
Your spine is a powerhouse that supports your entire body. The nerves in your body connect to the spinal column, affecting each part of your body. The health of your spine dictates how your body handles allergies to the quality of your sleep.
Seeing a chiropractor for back pain is a small part of what chiropractic services can offer. Dody Chiropractic Center is passionate about chiropractic care and how it can improve your quality of life.
If you are dealing with stress and anxiety, we offer neurofeedback services to assess how these factors affect your brain. We provide functional nutrition services, including bloodwork panels, to help clients optimize their relationships with food and treat their bodies with holistic practices.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with our office, send us a message and let us help you alleviate pain and live a more full, happy, and healthy life!