Whether you’re new to chiropractic care completely, or just new to our practice, we want to put your mind at ease. First of all, if you’re a bit apprehensive about getting a chiropractic adjustment, know that you’re not alone. In fact, a lot of people find the idea of having someone pop and crack their joints (especially the spine) to be a bit frightening.
One of the best ways to put some of these fears to rest is to educate yourself. Anyone who has internet access, now has access to the omnipotent powers of Google and it’s a great starting point when picking a provider you feel comfortable with. Don’t be afraid to “internet stalk” prospective chiropractic clinics. Find out how long they’ve been in practice, what services they offer, read patient reviews, get informed.
Let us educate you. Prospective patients call us all the time to ask what their initial visit will be like. While no 2 patients’ needs are the same, there are some basics that you can be prepared for. We will take a medical history and do an exam to get a full picture of any conditions you have going on and to learn what led you to seek chiropractic care. We will determine if your symptoms could be helped by chiropractic care and what methods and combinations of adjusting and therapies would be safe and effective for you.
Ok, so you’ve done your research and scheduled your initial exam, you show up to the appointment, and now what? Well, keep educating yourself. Do not be afraid to ask questions along the way. We love when patients ask us questions throughout their care because it means they are taking an active approach to their health and well-being. Want to know what we are doing in an adjustment or therapy and why we are doing it? Just ask. If we can’t explain what’s going on, we shouldn’t be doing it.
Also, know that we are educated. A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) has completed about 9 academic years of school, including an undergraduate degree. Some D.C.s are able to complete academic requirements a little more quickly, as many programs are now year-round. D.C.s study anatomy, physiology, neurology, radiology, and diagnosis and are required to pass board exams and hold a license in the state in which they practice. D.C.s adjust and get adjusted hundreds of times throughout their academic careers, so they know what’s safe and what it feels like to be the patient. Dr. Spencer has also completed numerous academic hours in nutrition, cold laser therapy application, and EEG neurofeedback therapy. Additionally, the staff at Spencer Chiropractic are all certified Chiropractic Assistants (C.A.s), which requires annual continuing education hours, and many of us are certified to perform other therapies offered at our clinic.
Keep asking. There’s no such thing as having too much information when it comes to your healthcare concerns. So if you’re still a little unsure about getting adjusted, just give as a call and we’ll be happy to talk you through it 228-575-8660.
At Spencer Chiropractic your well-being is our number one concern!
The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this page are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this post is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to provide or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your chiropractor, physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this page.