If you’re new to chiropractic care, you probably have many questions about this form of alternative treatment and how it can help your ailment. Know which questions to ask your chiropractor during your first appointment at Back 2 Health Physical Medicine so you can learn more about your body and how to care for it.
While many people associate chiropractic care with back pain and neck pain relief, these are far from the only ailments an experienced chiropractor can treat. You can also visit Back 2 Health for relief from headaches, fibromyalgia, arthritis, leg pain, wrist pain, plantar fasciitis, and many other conditions.
Feel free to ask us whether the ailment you suffer from can be treated with chiropractic care. Acute injuries are especially treatable with spinal manipulation, but many chronic conditions also respond to this type of care.
As long as you visit a certified, experienced chiropractor, you can rest assured that spinal adjustments are safe. In fact, athletes and Olympians have their very own chiropractors to help them perform at their peak.
If your child is injured in a car accident or from playing sports, chiropractic care is a perfectly safe treatment method. Adjustments help to realign the spine to prevent scoliosis or other painful, degenerative spinal conditions that could develop if the injury is left untreated.
Our chiropractors want to help you feel your best. Yes, the initial treatments at our Goose Creek office are for pain relief, but it doesn’t end there. The second phase of treatment is for spinal correction, and the final phase consists of intermittent treatments for optimal wellness.
This is one of the most common questions to ask your chiropractor. A false misconception is that popping and cracking during a spinal adjustment is the sound of bones rubbing together. This simply isn’t the case. Instead, as your bones shift and move during an adjustment, joint capsules pop as the pressure inside them releases. Popping is a completely safe, expected part of chiropractic care.
You can visit Back 2 Health without a doctor’s referral, but it’s always wise to let your doctor know if you intend to seek chiropractic care. Likewise, if you visit your family doctor for treatment of a particular ailment, he or she may refer you to our Goose Creek office for the specialized care we provide.
You can expect fairly frequent visits to begin with, though every patient is a little different. Treatments should taper off until you only need intermittent wellness visits. If you have a chronic condition, you may need more frequent treatments for a longer period. After your first visit or two, we’ll have a better idea of how many treatments you need.
Chronic pain is often the result of prolonged behaviors and habits that inhibit your physical functioning. You won’t see the results you want from chiropractic care if you maintain bad habits. That’s why we offer relaxation techniques, stretching advice, dieting tips, and healthy lifestyle recommendations to help speed up your recovery and lessen your need for long-term chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a hands-on approach to healing, but you should never feel pain or unbearable discomfort during an adjustment. The goal is to decrease your pain and restore joint function, though your body may respond by feeling a little sore for a few days. We suggest meeting with one of our chiropractors in a free consultation to learn more.
Now that you know which questions to ask your chiropractor, we invite you to stop by Back 2 Health in Goose Creek for an initial consultation. To schedule your visit, please call (843) 405-0025 or fill out the contact form to the right. Rest assured we accept most forms of insurance to make your chiropractic care as affordable as possible.