Align your Spine | 4 Savvy Ways to Prepare for your Next Chiropractor Visit


If you've got a spinal injury or have a sore spine in general, then a visit to the chiropractor may be on the cards. Seeking chiropractic treatment may entail more than a few visits, but the results are well worth it when you restore that normal feeling in your spinal region. A good chiropractor will do everything in his power to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible with the least amount of treatments or medication. Prepare for your next chiropractor visit smartly! 

Prepare your Personal Medical History 

Come well prepared to answer questions about your personal and family medical history. The chiropractor will naturally want details of your spinal pain and how it occurred, but he will also want an in-depth background into other medical ailments you may have suffered from in the past. Be prepared for questions about pre-existing medical conditions and undergoing treatments. The chiropractor will also get into detail about your spinal condition and the pain you're experiencing. It's important to be as honest as possible for the chiropractor to make an accurate assessment of your spinal condition. 

Stretch your Muscles

Chiropractic treatment involves manipulation and adjustment of muscles. Because of this muscle adjustment, you must be as relaxed as possible. Make sure you stretch out your muscles until you feel that they are more limber. Normal stretching exercises like touching your toes with your hands and bending from side to side will ease up your tense muscles dramatically, so be sure to get a few stretches in before a visit to the chiropractor. You can also take a hot shower or soak in the bathtub for more nimble muscles. 

Check your Health Insurance 

Keep in mind that Australia's public health Medicare system doesn't cover visits to the chiropractor. But several private health insurance plans now cover this type of treatment, Check whether chiropractor visits are included in your health plan, and if so, how many visits are covered? Some private insurers still consider chiropractic treatment to be an alternative treatment and don't cover it. 

Don't Hesitate to Ask Questions 

Asking questions is part of being a savvy patient, so don't feel ashamed to ask your chiropractor enough questions to put your mind at ease. You may want to write them down, lest you get distracted at the clinic and forget your queries. For example, you may want to know how many times you need to visit the chiropractor and what exercises you can do in between visits to help your spine recover faster.

Your visit to the chiropractor will be far more pleasant with these savvy preparation tips. Contact a company like Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Centre to learn more.


22 July 2015

Walking Proof: Singing The Praises Of Chiropractors

As a chiropractor's receptionist, I have become a walking advertisement for the profession. I run marathons as a hobby and also study part-time. You can imagine the mental and physical strain I impose on my body daily. Pounding the pavements, long hours sitting at a computer and the stress of preparing for exams were taking their toll before I started this job. Fortunately, the lovely clinic where I work provides chiropractic treatments for free. I can honestly say that my aches are almost gone and I have never felt so relaxed, yet alert, when doing exams. I had never considered visiting a chiropractor before, but now I actively recruit friends and family when they complain about ailments. I hope the entries on this blog alert everyone to the broad range of services that chiropractors offer and dispel any concerns. I am certainly a very happy convert!