What to Expect

What to Expect During Your Chiropractic Adjustment

On/At the ini­tial vis­it and every vis­it fol­low­ing we take time to dis­cuss the con­cerns that brought the patient in for care that day. After­wards we use mus­cle test­ing, neu­ro­log­i­cal test­ing, and pal­pa­tion test­ing to gath­er more infor­ma­tion about your body which helps to decide the treat­ment for that day.

The most com­mon type of chi­ro­prac­tic adjust­ment, and what we typ­i­cal­ly use in our office, involves the doctor’s hands manipulating/adjusting parts of your body. Anoth­er com­mon­ly used form of adjust­ment we use in our office includes Drop Table, where a sec­tion of the table is lift­ed up and drops with a slight noise when the doc­tor push­es on your spine. A third type we use in our office is the usage of S.O.T. block­ing. This form of treat­ment involves the use of wedges placed under­neath your pelvis for an extend­ed peri­od of time which will enable mus­cles to relax and the adjust­ment often times to be more com­fort­ably received.

An adjust­ment is usu­al­ly com­fort­able to receive even though you may hear some pop­ping nois­es when it is made. Sim­ply put, this is a pres­sure release of the gasses that build up in a stuck/fixated joint. There are, how­ev­er, some occa­sions when there may be some dis­com­fort, as when there is mus­cle spasm or inflam­ma­tion around the area being adjust­ed. Your doc­tor will take great care to min­i­mize this occur­rence.

Some patients might have con­cerns or pref­er­ences when receiv­ing an adjust­ment. If you have any requests at the time of treat­ment please let the doc­tor know in advance and she will cus­tomize your treat­ment in this regard.

Our tables have capa­bil­i­ty to raise or low­er pend­ing on patient or doctor’s needs. They raise and low­er for the patient’s and doctor’s com­fort. A table can also accom­mo­date preg­nant patients, allow­ing them to lie face down for an adjust­ment through­out their preg­nan­cy.

Depend­ing on the com­plex­i­ty of your con­di­tion, your doc­tor may include oth­er treat­ment modal­i­ties before or after your adjust­ment. Exam­ples include heat packs, ARP­wave elec­tric stim­u­la­tion, stretch­ing, trig­ger point ther­a­py, and man­u­al ther­a­py.

If there are any addi­tion­al con­cerns, ques­tions or inquiries of inter­est please do not hes­i­tate to call the office in advance or ask the doc­tor dur­ing your vis­it.