Dear friendliest friends,
Going to a doctor’s office can be daunting and can be an unpleasant experience for many. From sterilization scents wharfing through your senses to babies screaming on top of their lungs.
Undoubtedly, that is not what you would expect at a chiropractic office. In my office, we have scented candles and a warm cosy environment to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible as if they are in their own home. A new patient would be expected to give a history of their condition and followed by an assessment by a chiropractor. After thorough explanation, treatment is conducted.
Is it painful? Well, I am not going to lie. It is different with everyone, it can be painless or it can be total opposite. According to research, swearing does reduce pain. I always tell my patients that you are allowed to swear here if it helps reduce the pain. Being a chiropractor, you can’t help but to be a little sadistic sometimes. Obviously, with best judgements of course according to whether the pain being inflicted would result in a better outcome. Examples of what I have heard from patients’ mouths when I am treating them; holy moly, goody goody gumdrops, far out brussel sprouts and the occasional F words.
Does the cracking from an adjustment means my bone breaking? Of course not. The cracking sound that comes from an adjustment is pretty much the gas releasing from a joint. Very much like cracking your knuckles. Cracks on the neck would be louder as it is closer to the ears.
Is it normal to feel sore after a treatment? Yes. If it lasts for a day or two. That is one effect that I commonly get. Adjusting a joint back into its normal position would re-tune the brain and hence the body has to adapt to the new repositioning.
Do we treat extremities (knees, shoulders, wrists, elbows, jaw, etc)? Definitely. I have treated a finger in my clinic. I have seen many knees and shoulders. It came to a point where a patient asked me if I could treat his finger nail where he slammed it while closing his car door but I knew he was joking anyway.
Does a chiropractor wear a white coat? No. I don’t anyway although I know of chiropractors wearing them.
Do chiropractors prescribe drugs? No we don’t. We believe in the innate ability of the body to self heal given the adjustment to a joint.
I always ensure that my patients walk out of my office feeling like a new person. I believe in providing an excellent service to keep all my patients happy.
p.s: Did you know hugging releases oxytocin which helps to heal physical wounds and makes someone trust you more? To all my lovely patients and future patients who are reading this, claim a hug from me before you leave if hugging has such a strong effect. By the way, I give good hugs.