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Chiropractor examining woman's lower back pain

At Effective Integrated Healthcare, we understand that some of our patients may be new to chiropractic care. If you’ve never been adjusted before, you might be wondering what to expect at your first visit. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect during your first chiropractic adjustment.

Your First Consult

Successful chiropractic treatment begins with a conversation between you and one of our Effective Integrated Healthcare chiropractors. You will be asked about your concerns and goals. If you are coming to address pain, they will want to know where it is, how long it has been there, and what the scale is. They will also want to know if there are any other symptoms. This information helps them understand what may be going on and the best course of action. If you are seeking general care, you will need to discuss your goals for your health and how they can be achieved. This conversation helps the chiropractor plan your treatment.

The Initial Exam

During your first chiropractic adjustment, one of our licensed chiropractors will conduct a thorough examination. This will help us to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Once we have a better understanding of your condition, we’ll begin the adjustment.

The Chiropractic Adjustment

The adjustment itself is a gentle, controlled movement that is applied to the vertebrae to restore proper alignment. You may hear a popping noise as the joints are being moved back into place; this is perfectly normal and nothing to be concerned about. Some patients do feel a sense of relief after their first adjustment, while others may require multiple treatments before they notice any improvement.

Do Adjustments Hurt?

A visit to the chiropractor is often seen as a somewhat scary experience, but if you are in pain, it is a necessary and worthwhile treatment. As long as you are clear about your expectations and discuss any concerns with your chiropractor, you should find that the adjustments are not painful to undergo.

What Conditions Do Chiropractors Treat?

Chiropractors are healthcare professionals who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. They use a variety of techniques, including manipulation of the spine, to relieve pain and improve function. Chiropractors also take a holistic approach to wellness, providing advice on diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices. While chiropractors primarily treat back pain, neck pain, and headaches, they can also provide relief for a wide range of other conditions, including:

In addition to these common conditions, chiropractors also treat pregnant women, children, and athletes. By restoring alignment and improving function in the musculoskeletal system, chiropractors can help patients achieve optimum health and well-being.


We understand that visiting the chiropractor for the first time can be daunting. But at Effective Integrated Healthcare, we promise to make you feel comfortable and secure throughout your entire visit—from start to finish. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help you achieve optimum health and wellness! Contact us today!