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If you've decided to take the plunge and discover the world of chiropractic care, we can only say "Congratulations!" This drug-free, non-surgical healing method has helped countless individuals conquer pain, heal from injuries and enjoy a higher overall level of well-being -- and it can most likely do the same for you, too. But perhaps you're still a little confused or even concerned about what to expect from your very first visit to our Hilton Head chiropractors at Fraum Chiropractic Life Center. We're more than happy to walk you through the basic steps and help you understand what we hope to accomplish in that initial appointment.
The first stage of your chiropractic visit will feel familiar to you if you've ever visited a doctor's office before. Our Hilton Head chiropractors require the same level of initial information as any other practitioner might. (You can get a head start on supplying the necessary data by filling out your medical forms right here on our website.) We will ask you about your medical history, family history, any medications or other forms of care you're currently receiving and any symptoms you're currently experiencing. You may be asked to indicate where the symptoms are occurring by making those points on a drawing.
The next part of your first chiropractic visit involves a detailed health evaluation. The part of your body that displays symptoms may also undergo some specific tests to check muscle strength, range of motion, nerve response and other functions. A combination of palpation and X-rays can help your chiropractor locate areas of subluxation (joint misalignment), nerve impingement and other musculoskeletal problems. These examinations may be performed while you're sitting up, lying face-down and/or reclining on one side on a treatment table.
Once the evaluation is complete the diagnosis has been made, we're ready to talk about what you expect to get out of the treatment -- from acute pain relief or chronic pain management to improved wellness or optimal athletic performance. We can then recommend a personalized program of chiropractic and other natural care to accomplish those goals, including spinal adjustments to relieve joint pain, spinal decompression to correct disc and neurological problems, and physiologic therapeutics to enhance the effectiveness of your chiropractic sessions. If you're in acute pain, we can go right ahead with your first treatment then and there. If you hear a cracking noise, that’s only cavitation, a harmless release of gases that occurs when the joint is freed and repositioned.
Now that you have a good idea of what you can expect from our Hilton Head chiropractors, raise the bar for your own health and wellness expectations. Call Fraum Chiropractic Life Center today at (843) 681-7777 to schedule your first chiropractic visit. We're confident that you'll make us your trusted healing practitioners for life!