If you’re new to chiropractic care, you may be wondering what to wear to see a chiropractor at your first appointment. Luckily, the answer is simple: just dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that you can move around easily in. There’s no need for special attire or anything like that – just come as you are and be ready to receive some great treatment! The Chiropractic Center of Erie and the Chiropractic Center of Longmont know that you may have some trepidation about your appointment, but we have the information to help you prepare!
What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a type of manual therapy that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain and headaches. The goal of an adjustment is to improve the function of the joints and muscles by restoring alignment and improving the range of motion. During an adjustment, our chiropractors will use their hands to apply pressure to the affected areas. The pressure is known as the adjustive thrust, which creates a “popping” sound as the joint or muscle is brought back into alignment. Patients have a couple of other techniques which don’t require the thrust and move the joint, nonetheless.
Although adjustments are often associated with pain relief, they can also be used to prevent injuries and improve overall health. Regular adjustments can help keep the spine in alignment, which can reduce wear and tear on the joints and muscles. When performed correctly, chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective for people of all ages.
The Clothes to Wear to See your Chiropractor
When you go for a chiropractic appointment, you want to wear something that will allow the chiropractor to have easy access to your problem areas. For example, if you are having neck pain, you want to wear a shirt that you can pull down or remove entirely so that the chiropractor can easily access your neck. The same goes for pain in your back; loose-fitting clothing or even a bathing suit will allow the chiropractor much-needed access to your back muscles and spine. In general, it is best to avoid clothing with buttons or zippers as these can get in the way and be uncomfortable during the treatment. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move easily in and you will be well on your way to a successful chiropractic appointment.
What to Expect During a Chiropractic Appointment
Our chiropractic appointment typically lasts for 15-30 minutes. During this time, the chiropractor will take a medical history and ask about the nature of your problem. They will then carry out a physical examination, which may involve testing your nerves to the affected region, range of motion, orthopedic tests and muscle strength. Once they have identified the source of your issues, the chiropractor will use their hands to carry out a series of adjustments. These adjustments are designed to relieve pressure on the joints and restore normal movement. In most cases, people will notice an immediate improvement in their symptoms after treatment. However, some people may need to undergo a course of treatment before they see a significant difference.
So, there you have it – everything you need to know about what to wear (and what not to wear) to see a chiropractor. Just remember to dress in comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that you can move around easily in and you’ll be all set! If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment, visit us at one of our offices in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process. In fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times. Our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.
We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!