When you decide to undergo chiropractic care, you probably have exact goals in mind. You might be looking to alleviate a specific pain, general discomfort, or regain the use of a joint or function. Your chiropractor has the same goals for you! A successful relationship between a chiropractor and a patient consists of several key points.
Be Honest and Open
When you visit with your chiropractor, answer all of their questions honestly and completely. Sometimes patients are embarrassed to admit they haven’t followed previous instructions, or perhaps have made lifestyle choices they don’t want to be judged for. Other times, they simply answer a question about their health with regard to the past couple of months or years, rather than thinking back over their whole life and letting their doctor know about an earlier injury or treatment. It may seem minor to you, but the only way your doctor can make sure you are on the right treatment plan for your specific situation is if they have all the relevant information about your current malaise and past medical history.
Important details to keep your chiropractor apprised include: where exactly the pain is, how long it’s been going on, how often it happens, and for how long. You should also tell them if you have had previous injuries, surgeries, or other medical treatments in that (or a nearby) area.
Take Necessary Steps and Make Changes
There’s a fairly obvious saying that “nothing changes if nothing changes.” This also applies to your health and wellness. You started to see a chiropractor to effect some change, right? While your chiropractor can perform adjustments, a lot of times they will have advice for you, in the way of stretches, treatment recommendations, or lifestyle changes. If you really want to see maximal results, you should heed their advice – at least on a trial basis – and see what happens!
Listen to Your Chiropractor
You probably picked your chiropractor because of their education, experience, and hopefully, the level of care and comfort they provide you with. If you trust them enough to be treated by them, you should also trust the guidance and advice they give you. If they suggest you lose 10 pounds, or eat healthier, or do some stretches on a daily basis, it is all done out of a desire to see you feeling better. With both of you working together, you are sure to make progress and reach a healthier and more active state of existence, with less pain and more enjoyment out of life!
At Campbell Medical Group, we have an entire team dedicated to chiropractic and wellness, and we are ready to help you achieve real pain relief. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling us at (832) 460-6468.