What Happens During a Chiropractic Exam ?



When you have back pain, or other kinds, and you go to a chiropractor for relief, you may expect several things to happen. A chiropractor wants to give you the treatment you need, and you can be sure it will not include either surgery or pills. The solution will always be all natural.

The first thing that will occur is that you will be given a physical exam. This will also probably include an x-ray, to ensure that there is not a more serious problem. The x-ray will reveal subluxations (misaligned vertebrae) of the spine and other areas. From the x-rays, the chiropractor will be able to see previous injuries to your spine, and see any present problems you have. He or she will also need to understand your present state of health.

A chiropractor believes that the body can heal itself, once it is given the right amount of blood flow and nutrients. Problems with the spine are the key to solving the problem, and nerves may be pinched or restricted that will cause pain and health problems even in other parts of the body.

The treatment plan will involve some “adjustments.” This is usually the key to pain relief and restoring good health. Adjustments include manipulation of joints in the spine, or possibly also in the shoulder, ankle, knee, elbow, or wrist. Most likely, the adjustments will take place over several weeks. You may need to see the chiropractor several times a week at first, and then it will be reduced to possibly once a week further on.

The treatment plan may also involve other forms. This could include electrical stimulation, various exercises to strengthen or relieve weak muscles, diet, losing weight, and more. Certain nutritional supplements are apt to be recommended, too, in order to ensure faster healing and better health.

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