Your First Visit – What to Expect

Before anything, we pride ourselves on offering a warm welcome here at Clarence Chiropractic. We understand that many of our clients will be quite nervous coming to see a chiropractor for the first time and we make it our mission to make our clients as relaxed as possible. Providing a friendly environment and experienced team, we’ll do all we can to put your mind at ease and ensure your experience with us is pleasant.

In order to get to know you, what it is you require and the options available in terms of treatment, we’ll first need to establish a detailed overall health history and set up your file. Your chiropractor will then assess your situation by examining using neurological, chiropractic and orthopaedic tests. Sometimes, you may be referred for an x-ray to provide a little more details about your specific situation. Once we have all of this information, we’ll work at providing recommendations that will help improve your condition.

We understand that chiropractic care is not for everyone, and individual situations may require alternative treatment. Here at Clarence Chiropractic, we take the time to go through our recommendations, the alternatives available as well as any potential risks associated with any of the treatments we recommend. If you decided chiropractic care is right for you, in some instances we can conduct your first adjustment within your initial visit. Of course, the process is described to you in detail before we begin and take the time to answer any questions you may have.

What happens in the second visit?

If you have received your first adjustment, we’ll talk with you regarding how well you have responded. This gives you an indication of where you are in the healing process. We can then move on to discuss your Report of Findings. The Report of Findings gives us the opportunity to give you a comprehensive explanation of our chiropractic care and how it may assist your with your condition. Your chiropractor will take the time to offer recommendations and this is the ideal opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

Approaches to treatment

There are three main stages of treatment adopted by our chiropractors, these are:

Symptomatic

The goal of this stage is to reduce discomfort and other symptoms. This is often the most in-depth stage as it aims to get inflammation under control and restore function to your joints.

Corrective

The goal of this stage is to help you retrain how your spine moves and change bad habits that have developed over time. By changing the way you move, we can help to reduce the likelihood of you relapsing and presenting with similar injuries in the future. This is a stage that requires regular adjustments over a period of time (either weeks or months) depending on your individual situation.

Health

As proper body function is one of the essential factors to good health, we provide regular check-ups that help ensure your body is functioning at its best. These regular check-ups are a great way to ensure small issues are resolved before they lead to pain and discomfort later.

Please note: This page is provided as a guide only and treatment can vary depending on how you respond to chiropractic care.

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