Good results don’t just happen. In order for your chiropractic treatment to be a success you will need to be an active partner in your treatment – so to help ensure you get the most out of your visit to the Chiropractic we have pulled together a ‘Top Tips’ list.
- Prepare for your appointmentIt will increase your chances of leaving well-informed and satisfied. Write down your concerns or symptoms in advance, so you don’t forget to talk about them. Also bring a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications you take, plus any vitamins or supplements. You may also want to jot down notes about your diet and exercise habits – factors important to your overall health not just your back pain or sports injury.
- Wear appropriate clothingIf you are worried about stripping down to your underwear, bring along some exercise gear. Your Chiropractor will need to be able to see and feel your back in order to treat you successfully.
- Take notesBring a pad and pen to your Chiropractor visit as you will certainly end your appointment discussing a treatment programme for your back pain or sports injury.
- If you have questions or concerns, speak up!Your health is too important. Don’t be embarrassed that you don’t understand anything your Chiropractor has said – ask that it be explained.
- Educate yourself about your diagnosis and treatment planIf you are diagnosed with a specific kind of back injury do a little research on the web, borrow a book from the library or buy a book on-line. It never hurts to have a more thorough understanding of your condition or treatment.
- Once you agree on a treatment plan, follow-throughChiropractors help your body to heal itself. The exercises that your Chiropractor asks you to do at home will be a vital part of the overall treatment plan to relieve your back pain or resolve your sports injury so you are mobile, active and pain-free as soon as possible.
- Do not ignore the lifestyle issues which may contribute to your susceptibility to back painMany of the root causes of back pain are lifestyle related. In particular increasingly sedentary work and recreational practices and long hours operating computers or other equipment are frequently found to be contributory causes of back pain and increase the likelihood of suffering a sports injury.