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First Time Visiting a Chiropractor? Here's 5 Things To Expect

If you are thinking about seeing a chiropractor for the first time, you are probably wondering what is going to happen at your first appointment.

It is normal to be curious about the unknown of a chiropractic care visit.

The procedures used by experienced chiropractors help to assess, track and modify each patients treatment plan as needed. 

Here are 10 frequently asked questions about chiropractic care

In this blog, we discuss what you can expect as a first-time chiropractic care patient and how to prepare for your appointment.

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What to Expect on your First Visit to the Chiropractor 

If you have back pain and you're considering Chiropractic Care for the first time, and you don't quite know what to expect, that's completely normal and understandable.

Chiropractic care is consistently evolving to include more up-to-date techniques and strategies that will ultimately help patients achieve the pain relief they need. 

The procedures used by experienced chiropractors help to assess, track, and modify each patient's treatment as needed. 

Let us take a deeper look at how your first chiropractic appointment with Arrowhead Clinic's Doctors will be.

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How to Bend Over Properly To Pick Things Up Without Hurting Your Back

4 Steps to Take for Bending Over Properly to Pick Things up without Hurting your Back

You hear it all the time − someone hurts their back from trying to pick something up.

Most likely, there was an improper strategy to pick up the item.

If you are going to be picking up items, it is important to know steps and strategies in order to avoid Back Pain.

If you are experiencing Back Pain, it's important to see a Back Pain Chiropractor as soon as possible.

In this article, we go over 4 techniques to properly lift things so that you do not hurt your back.

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Have you ever tried to go an entire day and not bend over or lift something?

It's harder than it sounds!

You may think you don't do it often, but if you start to pay attention you'll realize that you probably drop something on the floor at least once per day and if you're around children, you're probably bending to lift them up over very often. 

The problem is, most of us don't pay attention to how we bend over, and if we do it frequently, we may not realize the problems we could be causing on our spine. 

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How Does Chiropractic Care Actually Work?

How Aligning The Spine Allows Your Body to Function at Optimum Levels

Chiropractors adjust the alignment of the spine to help the body function at an optimum level and facilitate proper function of the nervous system.

When your spine is perfectly aligned, important nerve signals are able to be transmitted without any interference. 

When your spine is out of alignment, the nerve signals have trouble transmitting.  

A properly functioning nervous system is so important because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body. 

You may be asking yourself, Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe? Are there Risks?

In this blog, we take a look at spinal alignment and how chiropractic adjustments help the body and nervous system to function properly.

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A lot of people think they know what chiropractic care is, but they don't understand the reasoning behind the methods.

Yes, chiropractors help with neck, back and many other types of pain by realigning the spine using spinal manipulation.

But why is correct alignment of the spine essential?

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Should I Still See A Doctor After A Minor Car Accident?

Why You Should Still See a Doctor After a Minor Auto Accident

You should still see a doctor after a minor wreck because injuries are still common, and even likely, in low-speed car accidents that cause little to no damage to the cars.

This is because people rarely see an accident coming before being struck, resulting in no time to prepare and brace themselves for impact.

So, we always recommend getting checked by a professional physician or chiropractor after a wreck to be certain that you do not have any underlying injuries that are not presenting symptoms yet due to the release of adrenaline following the accident. Even if it's a minor accident it's a good idea to be checked out by a medical professional to ensure that you weren't injured.

In this blog, we discuss why it is important to see a chiropractor after an auto accident, no matter how minor it was.

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The answer is yes, injured (and seemingly uninjured) victims of minor car accidents should always see a doctor after a collision, even minor accidents.

We recommend for your health, safety, and well-being to get checked by an experienced doctor after a minor car accident, regardless of the presence of symptoms.

You want to be certain that you do not have any underlying injuries that are not presenting symptoms yet due to the release of adrenaline following the accident.

Meeting with a doctor after a car accident and receiving immediate medical treatment is the only way to make sure you don't have any injuries.

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Most Common Injuries Associated With Rear-End Car Accidents

Rear-end Car Accidents and Common Injuries They Create

Different types of car accidents can result in different injuries sustained by those involved.

The case is no different for rear-end car accidents.

You may even be wondering What Doctor Should I see After an Automobile Accident?

In this blog, we discuss rear-end car accidents, the injuries sustained from being rear ended, what factors contribute to this kind of car accident occurring, and more.

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Rear-end car wrecks are the most frequent type of accident throughout the states of Georgia and South Carolina, and the various injuries affiliated with these collisions cost injured victims millions each year in medical fees, rehabilitation, and ongoing recovery.

Rear-end accidents happen when the front bumper of one vehicle collides with the back end of another vehicle also known as a “fender bender.”

These types of impacts are considered to be relatively minor car accidents; however, even low-speed crashes when you are rear-ended can result in serious injury.

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Tips For Healing Faster After A Car Accident

       Arrowhead Clinics Car Accident Injury Tips

Recovery from any injury in your life takes time and proper care. This is never truer than after a car accident. Because of the numerous different injuries caused by car accidents, there is no set time for healing.

Each recovery time will be dependent on the person, pre-accident health, activity level, and severity of the injury.

Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in the US, but many never have learned the strategies and tips to help improve healing after the crash.

The physical trauma of a car accident can cause severe injuries that prevent normal daily activities.

Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take weeks or months to recover. It is crucial to listen to your body and allow yourself time to heal before returning to strenuous activity.

If you're injured in a car accident, you will likely have medical bills that you need to take care of. Here's How to Handle Medical Bills after a Car Accident.

Returning immediately to your regular routine too quickly could possibly trigger a relapse. That is why Arrowhead Clinics has put together some tips for making your recovery process as painless and fast as possible after a Car Accident.

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