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Visiting a Chiropractor for the First Time? What to Expect…

Any new experience may lead to some anxiety. This includes your first visit to a chiropractor. Fortunately, Dr. Neil Cohen and the staff at Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center are here to ease your fears. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Edgemere, visit us in nearby Essex for treatment. Please read on to learn what to expect when you come in for a chiropractic appointment.

When Should You Visit a Chiropractor?

If you suffer from headaches, back, shoulder or neck pain, or you’ve been involved in a work or auto accident, chiropractic care may be the answer to your problems. However, many people also add chiropractic visits to their overall wellness plans and make appointments to maintain their good health. Regardless of your situation, non-invasive chiropractic care benefits both your physical and emotional health.

What to Expect at Your First Visit?

Visiting a new healthcare professional can be very daunting. Knowing what to expect can go a long way in easing your fears. Typically a first appointment includes reviewing your medical history so that the doctor is aware of previous health conditions, medication that you may be taking, chronic illness and allergies. This information will assist the chiropractor in developing your treatment plan.

Next, expect a physical examination. Your examination usually includes an assessment of the spinal and musculoskeletal joint functions. We focus on evaluating spinal and joint stability, your range of motion, posture, muscle tone and strength, joint pain, tenderness and asymmetry. Additionally, an X-Ray or MRI may be required to establish accurate diagnosis.

Together with the patient, your chiropractor will discuss the goals of your treatment. Be sure to think of both short-term as well as long-term objectives. Do you want pain relief? Are you looking for improved range or motion? Or, do you want to increase your strength and flexibility to maintain independence as you grow older?  Finally, with all of the necessary information at hand, your chiropractor determines the course of treatment suitable for your diagnosed condition, as well as your goals.

Looking for a Chiropractor in Edgemere?

If you find yourself needing a chiropractor in Edgemere, look no further than Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center in Essex. Our modern facility includes not only chiropractic services, but also physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and orthopedic rehabilitation. Our professionally trained staff uses the latest technology to treat back, neck and joint pain.

We accept most insurance and can treat work, auto and sports injuries. Click here to contact us today.

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1308 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, Maryland 21221

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