An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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What to expect from your first Fort Lauderdale Chiropractor visit: If you've never been to a chiropractor before, you may be a bit anxious about what will happen. Fortunately, visiting a chiropractor for low back pain, neck pain, or other painful conditions of musculoskeletal origin is simple, safe and usually painless and often results in immediate relief for many people.
Your first visit to our Ft Lauderdale chiropractor office will be a lot like a first-time visit to any new doctor. It will include:
Will you be treated today? When your chiropractor has evaluated and considered all the information above, it's time to sit down with you and talk about treatment. If the treatment includes an adjustment, the adjustment will most almost always occur at a later appointment. There are rare exceptions to this, but they are circumstance driven. The first visit is rather extensive and while you may receive some form of therapeutic treatment, the chiropractor will probably not perform spinal manipulation on the first visit.
What do spinal manipulations feel like? Best described as a “release”, the most familiar type of spinal manipulation is the hands-on approach where you lay on a table while the chiropractor uses his hands to feel for pain or tenderness with spinal motion restriction and then the chiropractor will make a gentle, but quick pressing motion. Some may call this "cracking your back” because of the popping sound that is sometimes made, although nothing is actually "cracking." The sound happens when the tissues of the spinal joint are stretched.