How to help the Chiropractor with your diagnosis
It is common to think that you can simply walk into a chiropractor’s office and have them establish the cause of your problem in minutes. In truth, it helps for a patient to be as honest as possible with their chiropractor so that they can properly diagnose you. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can do that.
Are you a writer, bank teller, or driver? If you are, let your chiro know. The human body is not designed for long periods of sitting, with little to no movement, and strain upon your neck and back. If you work in a job that demands this, it may be one of the causes of your pain, which is why it is important to tell your chiropractor.
Past Medical History
Have you had surgeries in the past? Do you have asthma? Were you in any accidents? These are all important things to tell your chiro, as they may have an effect on your body and potentially pain treatment plans.
Your chiro isn’t there to judge you, so be as honest as you can about your diet with them. If you eat ice cream for breakfast, let them know. If you’re a vegan or lactose intolerant, tell them.
Our diet has an influence on our body and how it operates and knowing what you eat will help your chiro help you. If they have a holistic approach, like Northbridge Chiropractic do, they may also recommend some nutrients or supplements to help strengthen your body.
Do you gym a lot, or not at all? When you’re at the gym, how do you exercise? This will help your chiropractor gauge your pains, and also enable them to make a more comprehensive lifestyle plan for you.
Although this may seem a bit odd to bring up, mention your mental health to your chiro. Studies show that people with mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety have tighter and more curved postures than those without, which may also put strain on their bodies: particularly their necks and shoulders.
Other Things to Mention
Do you smoke or drink?
Do you sleep on your stomach? Studies show that people who sleep on their stomachs tend to have more back pain than those who do not.
Do you text a lot? Your head is heavy. When you text a lot, your head tends to be bent down, putting a lot of pressure on your neck and causing neck pain and headaches.
All of these things let your chiropractor know about your situation so that they can accurately diagnose you.
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