What to Expect
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A typical visit to Amherst Chiropractic includes an initial intake, case history, physical examination, treatment and follow up plan.
Visiting a chiropractor's office is similar to visiting other healthcare providers, you will likely find the office setting and intake procedures quite familiar. The one distinctive feature you may notice however, is the chiropractic treatment table. These tables are often quite elaborate to assist with positioning and movement during some treatments.
Many health problems can mimic disorders of the spine, our comprehensive medical/health history and physical examination will allow us to make the most accurate diagnosis. Please be assured that if your problem is not one that can be helped by chiropractic treatment, or if our examination reveals any additional concerns, we will refer you appropriately and liaise with your GP on your behalf.
"Adjustments” are usually the central part of chiropractic treatment, with the goal of restoring structural alignment and motion in order to improve joint function. If you don't like the manual adjustments, you may instead receive mild or non-force techniques.
These adjustments can also be accompanied by soft tissue treatment, stretches, taping, dry needling and activity modifications. You will also be given specific home stretches and exercises to help improve your condition further and maintain your improvements.
When being treated for a complaint such as back or neck pain, you will most likely receive a series of adjustments over a few days, to incrementally reduce the irritation and improve normal function. As your condition improves, how often we see you will decrease in frequency.