WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT
This is probably the most important visit. We will take an extensive case history and really discuss what your problem is and whether we can help. This will include a thorough physical examination determining, not only the problem, but also looking at neurological and orthopedic checks to ensure we are the correct provider for you and that it is safe to proceed.
Once we are both happy to proceed we will look to restore function in your spine, having discussed what approaches are appropriate and also which ones you are happier with.
After your Adjustment
Please allow time to rest for a few minutes. Often a short walk helps before settling into your car. For the next few hours it is best to avoid demanding exercise and proper hydration can also be of benefit. If you have any concerns call your chiropractor on their mobile. We try and call every patient after their first visit to ensure they are attaining maximum results!
If you have come with acute pain we may recommend using ice afterwards or at home. Your chiropractor will discuss frequency and whether medication would be beneficial as well. Every case is different.
In cases where pain has been present ice may not be so appropriate and massage or heat therapy may be more suited. Some may get great relief from a hot bath, however after an adjustment this may no longer be advised so please discuss with your chiropractor.
Day to Day
There are many things that can really help outcomes such as sleeping position, type of pillow, rest, exercise, balance, lifting technique, driving position, walking gait and so on. Each one is very important and discussed in our DVD or Lecture that you may attend. These educational opportunities are critical to achieving maximum results so please attend if at all possible. It is worth noting that the Back in Action lecture has been featured on national radio and television and is absolutely second to none!
Also covered in every lecture and important to long term changes is exercise knowledge, good eating, hydration and healthy habits. At Back in Action we believe knowledge and many small changes here and there are far more beneficial than massive change. We actually make it quite easy to lead a much happier life.