When visiting any chiropractor, it’s best for you to be prepared for you visit by making a list of any important information related to your condition you can think of. When you first see your chiropractor they will ask you a variety of questions about your pain including how long you’ve been experiencing it, what kind of home remedies or treatments you have tried to alleviate it on your own, is it localized or does it travel anywhere else on your body, and lastly is there anything the helps or worsens your pain or discomfort? This information will be essential in helping them determine exactly what is wrong with you and the best course of action for effective treatment. Knowing all these answers ahead of time and being in tune with your own body will help expedite your appointment process and show your chiropractor that you’re committed to finding a viable solution to your pain.
After an in-depth discussion, you will receive a comprehensive physical and neurological exam. During the physical exam, the chiropractor will keep an eye on things like your posture, initial physical condition, range of motion, as well as check your spine for proper alignment and curvature. An experienced chiropractor will even be able to detect muscle spasms and pain from watching the way you move and your reactions. Your neurological exam will focus primarily on your muscle strength, reflexes, as well as any nerve changes or spreading of pain you may be experiencing. Some patients with extreme or severe conditions such as nerve damage, disc malformations, fractures, arthritis, bone spurs, and more may require special testing such as x-rays, MRI’s, CAT scans, or EMG tests to determine the extent of the damage and best method of treatment. In most cases, however, a chiropractor will care for typical neck pain with a simple and easy neck adjustment followed by a series of routine visits to ensure everything continues to improve.
Chiropractors believe in the human body’s natural ability to heal and repair itself over time. They avoid potentially harmful treatments such as medication and surgery and instead focus on helping patients help themselves. By teaching patients at-home ways to live better in between regular chiropractic sessions, each patient can take back control of their health and work in tandem with their chiropractor toward a better life. This whole-body approach to health is the best way to help patients experience less pain and a higher quality of life. The best part about chiropractors is that anyone can benefit from seeing one, whether you have a preexisting condition or not. Find a chiropractor you can trust today, like those at Balanced Health & Wellness, and see how professional chiropractic services can dramatically improve your life. If you are looking for a highly trained and experienced chiropractor anywhere in southern Michigan, call Balanced Health & Wellness today at 248.397.8122 or simply fill out the form in the sidebar to schedule your appointment.