Things You Can Do To Make Your Chiropractic Adjustments Last Longer
One of the biggest complaints people have in going to a chiropractor is that they think they it may require frequent adjustments to reduce pain and feel their best. The truth is, chiropractors recommend the number of chiropractic adjustments your body needs to reach your health goal. Every person is different. Your treatment plan is completely personalized to help your body recover. However, there are a few things you can do to help your chiropractic adjustment last longer, stay strong between appointments, and reach your chiropractic treatment goals faster.
Choose a doctor you trust.
A chiropractor understands the importance of how all of the systems in your body affect one another. His or her goal is to help you address you get out of pain and develop a plan to help your body operate at its peak
Plan your visit.
To get the most out of your chiropractic visits, plan your schedule to fit with your chiropractor’s recommendations and block your time accordingly. A good chiropractor will
Ask how you’re feeling since your last visit and about your progress
Find misalignments (subluxations) or other issues
Educate you about what is going on with your body
Provide a recommendation for your care
Treat you while making any necessary adjustments to the plan
Drink plenty of water.
Drink water. Drink more water. Then, have another glass of water. Water is extremely important to allow your body to get rid of any toxins that were released during a chiropractic adjustment and helping your body heal. Drinking water can also help your body avoid toxic release symptoms after an adjustment like fatigue, headache, or tight muscles.
Stick with your treatment plan.
A medical doctor prescribes an antibiotic with a recommended dosage and frequency to help you recover from a bacterial infection. Similarly, chiropractors provide a recommended number of visits and frequency to help your body recover from an injury OR to help you reach a health goal.
Tips for Selling Products in Your Practice
I recently had a conversation that went like this:
“I’ve never really had good in-office retail sales of products I offer and recommend.” “Really?” I said, “How do you display products in your clinic that your patients can purchase from you?”
It seems pretty self-explanatory, but I think a lot of providers fall into this same trap… after all, your practice is a practice, not a retail shop, and you’re a healthcare provider, not a retail pro. But at the same time, there is no better way to offer the products you have available for patients than with a nice display. This is called visual merchandising and there is some science and strategy behind making things look appealing to your patients/clients
Keep some stock on hand
If you offer products to sell to your patients, but you’re always tapped out of everything, that doesn’t look or seem very convincing. Keep the products you’re trying to sell in stock. You don’t necessarily need 100 rolls of every color of RockTape, but if it’s baseball season and your patients love the Royals, for example, it would be smart to have some on-hand for those patients who need it. Having to place orders all the time to re-up your stock gets costly in and of itself, so track what you sell the most and keep some in stock at all times.
Have a dedicated display area
You don’t have to go overboard with your display, but it’s a good idea to keep all your retail products together. You don’t want logo items for the office on one wall, supplements on another wall, tape hidden in the back where no one can see it, analgesics behind the front desk, etc. Dedicate a wall to retail items using some nice display shelving
Organize and group products
Within your display area, keep similar products grouped together. Pillows, tape, topicals, supplements, etc. should all be grouped together by their type rather than having things just piled on the display without any rhyme or reason.
Lines on lines
Your display area should be nice and linear. Straight rows across and then keep the same product in columns front to back. In other words, don’t just throw all your products into a cubby and call it good. Line up all the rows of colors and patterns you have across the front so patients can see what you have. Put duplicates behind the ones that face forward, or keep your extra stock in storage where you can get to it quickly. Also, while it sounds fussy, grouping things by color adds visual appeal, too. Keep your blacks, greens, blues, reds, etc. all grouped together and it looks awesome.
Times a Chiropractor Can Make You Feel Better—and Things He Should Never Even Attempt
Chiropractors have the rep as the doctors who crack your back—but is that all they do? Spinal manipulation, also called chiropractic adjustment, is indeed one of the primary treatments chiropractic doctors use,
Condition Chiropractors Can Help: Back Pain
The research is there to back up adjustments as a treatment for back pain. A 2016 research review in the journal PLoS One, for instance, concluded that chiropractic care works as well as physical therapy—a staple treatment medical doctors would prescribe for low back pain, with few negative side
Condition Chiropractors Can Help: Migraine
Spinal manipulations address some problems that occur from the neck up, too. In an study, two months of spinal manipulation nearly cut in the half the number of migraines participants had monthly, from nearly eight to about four. Some experienced even more dramatic improvements: 22 percent of patients had a 90 percent reduction in their migraines, while another 50 percent experienced significant relief.
The same doesn’t hold for regular old tension headaches, though—that dull ache in your head brought on by stress and similar conditions.
Condition Chiropractors Can Help: Sports Injuries
Sports injuries also fall within a chiropractor’s purview, says Hayden, who treats runners, golfers, and dancers, among others.
Signs You Should See a Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor can yield many benefits that dramatically improve one’s physical and emotional well-being. Yet many people think to see a chiropractor only when something has gone wrong, or when they can no longer tolerate their pain symptoms. A chiropractor can help prevent something from going wrong in the first place.
Headaches can be caused by a number of factors, including dehydration, malnutrition, oxygen deprivation, or a misalignment in the neck or spine. A chiropractor can help to relieve headaches and improve blood flow, which will increase the amount of oxygen that is supplied to the brain.
Joint or Muscle Pain
If you are experiencing pain in your muscles and joints, your first reaction should not be to get the aspirin out of your medicine cabinet. Your pain could be due to problems with musculoskeletal alignment.
Your Job Requires You to Sit for Long Periods of Time
If your job requires you to sit for long periods of time, especially hunched over a keyboard, it is not uncommon to wind up with very poor posture. Poor posture puts unwanted pressure on the upper back, neck, and shoulders. The pressure can cause the discs and bones to shift enough to cause problems such as a slipped or herniated disc.
Chronic Back Pain
One of the most obvious signs that a chiropractic visit is needed is if you are experiencing chronic back pain. There are multiple factors that can contribute to back pain, such as posture, how long you’re on your feet each day, and the type of work that you do
Things To Consider When Choosing A Chiropractic School
If you’re interested in becoming a chiropractor and making your mark in this amazing field, you’re probably wondering how to choose a school that will teach you the best methods for chiropractic care. Here, we’re going to help you out by giving you five tips so you can select the perfect chiropractic school for you!
Builds Professional Skills
The first thing you’ll want to look for in a college program is that it will help you build professional skills. As someone in a professional field, you’re going to need to develop specific skills to be successful
Helps You Know About Clients
When selecting a chiropractic school, you’re going to want to go somewhere that will teach you how to interact with potential clients at your practice. A chiropractic office is a business, and like any business, you’re going to want to have learned how to interact with clients.
Develops People Skills
To be successful in the medical field, you’re going to need to have people skills. After all, no one wants to go to the doctor’s office and feel uncomfortable talking to the medical professional that they’ve hired to help them.
Teaches Relevant Information
Sure, you already probably know the human skeletal system pretty well if you want to become a chiropractor, but you likely only know the basics. That’s totally okay, that’s why you need to go to school!