What to expect

If you’ve never received chiropractic treatment, you may have questions about what your first session will entail. At Total Back Care, we believe that knowledge and preparation are key to ensuring a positive, productive, and painless experience.

Like any other medical appointment, we will begin by compiling your medical history. The practitioner will ask you to describe any pain, injuries, symptoms, or other conditions that are impacting your mobility or quality of life. To help guide the diagnosis and treatment, the chiropractor may also want to discuss other aspects of your lifestyle, such as nutrition, exercise, activity level, and family history.

The next step is a comprehensive physical examination to identify the causes of your symptoms. This may include a spinal exam, and possibly X-rays, an MRI, and/or a CAT scan. Neurological and/or orthopaedic tests may also be performed as necessary.

After all information is collected, the chiropractor will offer a diagnosis and make an informed recommendation for a customized treatment plan. Common treatments include spinal adjustments, physical therapy exercises, stretches, massage therapy, and hot/cold applications. Follow-up strategies may include diet and lifestyle changes, vitamins or supplements, at-home exercises, and/or therapeutic supports.

After a chiropractic adjustment, you may experience some soreness or fatigue in the areas that were treated. These usually fade quickly, and you will likely notice a significant decrease in your original symptoms after the adjustment.

At Total Back Care, we are committed to making your first chiropractic treatment a safe, comfortable, and compassionate experience. All sessions are relaxed, positive, and personalized.