Complete Beginner’s Guide To Your First Chiropractic Visit

Jul 19, 2018 | Chiropractic

Chiropractic Care Logan UT

The truth is, a lot of people experience powerful benefits from chiropractic care. Pain relief, increased mobility, and better joint function, just to name a few. If you’re skeptical about seeing a chiropractor for musculoskeletal conditions, (a fancy word for the system in your body made up of both muscles and bones), that’s okay!


Let these tips help you while weighing your options and learn more about what to expect your first chiropractic visit.


Medical Exam

First, a medical exam is given to evaluate and discuss your medical history. You’ll let us know about any pre-existing conditions and all of the symptoms you are experiencing. Let us know where your pain is located, the frequency of your pain, and any past injuries that could have caused or contribue to your pain.


Chiropractic Exam

We will then move forward with your chiropractic exam. This includes general tests of your pulse, blood pressure, and reflexes. An orthopedic assessment also determines muscle strength and your range of motion in the affected areas. In rare cases, an X-ray or MRI may also be included.



After completing a thorough medical and chiropractic exam, we will then be able to determine a specific diagnosis. We do our best to explain your condition and proposed treatment plans in detail.


Recommended Treatment

While we can offer our professional opinion on the best treatment plan for you, the choice is ultimately yours. Adjustments can also be made if needed. Treatment plans often include a set number of adjustments over a set period of time.

Other treatments to help with soft tissue include electrical stimulation, massage therapy, and strength and conditioning exercises. You can either go alone or with our in-house physical therapist.

Note: If you’re nervous about your first chiropractic adjustment, rest easy and know that it usually painless. You may feel a small amount of pressure, but you shouldn’t feel pain. In fact, many people enjoy being adjusted and the relief it brings. If you do hear a popping sound, it is caused by a change of pressure in the joint that releases gas bubbles trapped inside. Much like popping knuckles, this is completely normal!


Establish Goals

Our chiropractor will communicate the progress we hope to see throughout your individual treatment plan. We will discuss short-term goals, like increased balance and mobility and decreased pain. As well as long-term goals, like an increased quality of life and the ability to function independently in everyday activities.


Evaluation of Chiropractic Treatment

Throughout your treatment, your chiropractor will evaluate your progress and make adjustments if necessary. At the conclusion of your treatment plan, we will measure the results and determine whether continued chiropractic or another form of treatment is necessary.

You may also be released from care if the desired results are achieved. Or, if needed, referred to another specialist.


Why The Benefits of Chiropractic Care Are Worth Considering

The purpose of chiropractic care is to help your body to heal itself by placing your muscles and joints in their proper positions. Chiropractic care is a natural and holistic way to treat a wide range of conditions and symptoms. This includes back or neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis, migraine headaches, digestive issues, high blood pressure, stress, injuries, and more.

If you’re considering chiropractic treatment, don’t put off experiencing these potential benefits! Make an appointment for your exam today to see if our chiropractic treatment in Logan, UT is right for you.


Do you have more questions about chiropractic care? Is this an option you’re considering to improve your muscle, joint, and nerve health?


Your friends at Spring Creek Medical, your trusted chiropractor in Logan, Utah and throughout the Cache Valley area, are here to help. Contact us today!

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