Some frequently asked questions:
- Do I need to be in pain to get treatment?
No. It is always best to catch a problem early. When symptoms first start; that is the best point to begin treatment, even if just feeling stiff or achy. If symptoms develop further, it can take longer to resolve.
- Is it the joint or the muscle that is causing the problem?
The simple answer is both. If a joint is misaligned, it can result in muscle tension, weakness and imbalance. Tight muscles can cause joint misalignment. At Woodland Chiropractic Clinic we use joint and muscle treatment techniques to relieve tight and inactive muscles to correct misalignment in the spine.
- Will I get aches and pain after treatment?
Just like starting a new exercise program, it is not unusual to feel a bit sore after your first adjustments. This is often a sign of healthy changes in your body as we have adjusted areas to allow physical changes in your system. When these tissues are adapting to the new normal position the adaption process is often accompanied by a reaction, which is nature´s way of telling you that positive changes are occurring.
- How long will it take before I notice differences?
Everyone is different, it depends on your complaint and previous medical history. Many people notice immediate change in pain and function, while others may take longer. The changes in your body will be discussed throughout your treatment plan. Be patient, just like starting a new exercise program, it can a little time before you notice BIG improvements.
- Are appointments important- what happens if I don’t keep to schedule?
Our goal is to get you the best results and your course of care has been determined after careful consideration. It is essential that you follow the recommended plan to enable your body to heal. Interruptions in your care plan may impede progress or invite relapse.
What can help me improve in the first weeks of care?
- Drinking water (at least 8 glasses per day)
- Apply ice as directed
- Reduce caffeine intake
- Follow advice for sport, work posture and avoid aggravating movements
- Keep to the schedule as each treatment builds on the previous one
These are examples of the most commonly asked questions from our patients. If you have any other queries not covered above please do not hesitate to call or book a free 15 minute chat with one of our Chiropractors.