This is a very important question for you to ask yourself. You are, after all, visiting the chiropractor (and paying him!) to alleviate or correct a problem you are experiencing. You may have been in an accident, or you may just be suffering the effects of a more sedentary lifestyle after sitting at a desk all day for the last 15 years or so. In any case, after a few sessions of adjustments, you should be noticing a marked improvement in your situation.
But what if I’m not?
If you’re not feeling better – or feeling healthier, if you’re undergoing adjustments for preventative care – then you need to make sure your chiropractor is ‘on the ball’. He should be asking for your feedback during and after each session, and if he finds that you’re not being helped, he should be considering other treatment options or environmental impediments (such as poor ergonomics in the workplace).
At the same time, it’s important for you, as the patient, to realize that there is often not immediate relief from pain at the end of a session. Indeed, it’s much like going to a gym for the first time. By the time you’ve done a few sets of reps on the machines, you’re sore as all get out, right? It’s the same with an adjustment, as the muscles along the spine are being forcefully manipulated in a manner that they are not during normal day to day actions.
That being said, after a few sessions things should be improving in the pain department.
Well, what do we try then?
If you’re not showing improvement, your chiropractor should come up with a plan B – such as focusing on a different spinal area or changing the techniques being used. Chiropractors are, after all, highly educated and well trained professionals, with a wealth of information to draw on in difficult cases.
In some cases, he may recommend bringing in another medical specialist, such as a physical therapist or even a massage therapist. In such cases the two specialists will work together to arrive at a treatment regimen that will bring you back to 100%.
It may even come to pass that your chiropractor cannot, end the end, alleviate your pain. In which case, he should help you find another chiropractor or medical specialist and pass your car on to the new doctor. If you have a good chiropractor, his first concern should be, after all, your health and well-being. And if it’s not, you need to get yourself out of his office immediately, because he’s probably using you to help make payments on that new Jaguar out in the parking lot!
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