Friday, November 17, 2017

What to Expect at the Chiropractor

What to Expect at the Chiropractor
Today at Thriveology in Denver, we want to share a little about what to expect at the chiropractor. If you have never visited a chiropractor, it is nice to have some idea of what to expect. Your visit will be very similar to visiting other healthcare providers, but chiropractic care also has some unique elements. Usually, a visit to a chiropractor will involve some form of intake, physical exam, and treatment. Let’s explore these in further detail.

The initial chiropractic intake is very comparable to an initial medical consultation at a doctor’s office. You will probably complete a questionnaire about your health, personal information, and your health history. You may be asked to pinpoint where you are experiencing chiropractic symptoms, as well as mark a scale for the severity of your pain.

Physical Exam
A routine physical exam is performed, followed by a closer examination of your spine. Your whole spine will be examined even if only one portion is causing you trouble, though your chiropractor will pay close attention to the area that is causing issues. Additionally, they’ll examine areas that are likely related to your pain areas, such as your neck or legs.

For example, if you are experiencing low back pain, your neck may be examined because issues in one area can result in pain in a different area. The exam may include assessments such as reflex tests, range of motion tests, palpations, neurological tests, muscle strength, and orthopedic tests. Each test will be focused on the area that is causing you trouble.

If you need an exam for your pain or issues, contact us here at Thriveology in Denver for all your chiropractic needs.

Treatment Plans
After your physical exam and assessments are completed, your chiropractor will determine what kind of treatment plan would be best. In making this determination, your chiropractor will take other issues into account. These issues may include:

  • Your overall health
  • Your spine’s condition
  • Your age and any additional injuries past and present
  • The extent of your pain or irritation
  • What you are expecting from treatment (goals)

Goals can be a very important part of your treatment plan. Some people simply want their pain to vanish while others also want to improve their overall health. Additionally, some people have more than one chiropractic symptom and their goals may be more complex. It is important that you and your chiropractor have a good understanding of your condition as well as your expectations. It is also important to make sure that any questions you have are answered. At Thriveology, we welcome them!

Typical Treatment
Though there are a number of other methods of treatment that your chiropractor may use, the main treatment is going to involve spinal adjustments. Additionally, adjustments may be made to other areas besides your spine. All treatments we offer are designed to improve your overall function and health.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your back, neck, arms, or legs come see us at Thriveology in Denver. We can help with your pain and overall health through our holistic approach to wellness. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.

Friday, November 3, 2017

5 Signs You Need to Visit Chiropractic by Thriveology

5 Signs You Need to Visit Chiropractic by Thriveology
If you are unsure whether you need to see a chiropractor, here are 5 signs you need to visit Chiropractic by Thriveology in Denver. It is never a good idea to wait on seeking care and needing a chiropractor is no different. If you think there is something wrong or if you feel like your body is out of sorts, seeing one of our doctors may help.

Here are a few issues you shouldn’t ignore. If you are experiencing any of the following 5 signs you need to visit Chiropractic by Thriveology, give us a call.

Waking Up Stiff or Sore on a Daily or Near Daily Basis
If you wake up after a full night’s sleep and experience major soreness in your back and your neck first thing, you could benefit from a visit to the chiropractor. If this soreness is occurring regularly, then this means that your sleep positions are likely straining your muscles over the course of the night. The soreness may be attributed to maintaining an uncomfortable position for a long period of time while you are sleeping. Some simple adjustments at Thriveology will help immensely.

Chronic Pain
If you have chronic back and neck pain that doesn’t really seem to go away, you would benefit greatly from a trip to a chiropractor. There are a number of muscles and nerves in your back and neck that can cause you a great deal of pain and trouble.

If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain, contact us here at Thriveology in Denver. We can help you with your pain issues and help you avoid dealing with future injuries or pain that expands to other areas of your body.

Injury Not Healing
If you are suffering from an injury to your back or neck that has never seemed to heal quite properly, a visit to the chiropractor could help. Sometimes, injuries that didn’t heal properly can cause increasing pain over time. Some adjustments to your back can often help with the pain you may be experiencing.

Leg Pain
If you are experiencing pain that shoots down your legs from your hips or back, you could be suffering from a pinched sciatic nerve. Sciatic nerve pain often results in a shooting pain or sometimes a strong spark of pain. Having a chiropractor treat your pain can give you a great amount of relief.

Your Shoe Soles Wear Differently
If the soles of your shoes have different wear patterns, it can mean that your legs are misaligned. This can be quite common, but if allowed to continue untreated, it can result in increasing amounts of pain. A great chiropractor can help sort this issue out for you and get your body back to its normal stride.

Now that you know the 5 signs you need to visit Chiropractic by Thriveology in Denver, contact us to make an appointment if you are experiencing any of these signs or if you think a visit to the chiropractor can help you.