If you are suffering from a recurring health issue, such as a sore back or aching neck, you may be experiencing pain and suffering on a daily basis. Dealing with this discomfort may have become a way of life, but with the help of a chiropractor in Prestons, you may be able to set yourself on the road to recovery.
Finding a chiropractor can be a challenge but Dr Wayne Gard specializes in diagnosing and treating of conditions of the joints and he is ready and waiting to help you out.
Stage one – Consulting a Preston Chiropractor
When you meet Dr Gard for the first time, he will need to ensure that chiropractic care is appropriate for you. He will do this by asking you a range of questions designed to assess your physical and emotional health.
Stage two – Undergoing a physical examination
Once your case history is complete, Dr Gard will examine you to confirm his ideas about the cause of your problem. If he feels that you are a suitable candidate for chiropractic care, he may offer you treatment. However, he may delay treatment for a week or two if he needs to refer you for imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRI scans.
Stage three – Starting treatment
If you are happy to proceed with treatment, Dr Gard will apply sudden, controlled forces to any joints in your body that are not moving properly. Known as adjustments, the goal of these actions is to correct the structural alignment of your spine and improve your body’s function.
During a typical adjustment, Dr Guard will place you in a specific position to treat your affected joints. You may hear popping or cracking noises as he moves your joints beyond their normal range of motion. These noises are completely normal and should not cause you any pain and discomfort.
After an adjustment, you may experience minor side effects, such as headaches, tiredness and/or joint pain, which should pass within a few hours. Not everyone responds to the adjustments carried out during their first treatment session, but most people feel an increased sense of well-being following getting over the initial side effects.
Stage four – Continuing with your recommended course of treatment
To make the most of your chiropractic sessions, you may need to perform exercises and/or make changes to your diet and lifestyle. Dr Gard may therefore provide you with detailed self-care instructions that you must follow carefully if you want to help yourself to get better.
To find out more about chiropractic care in Prestons, please call Dr Gard, chiropractor Liverpool, today to arrange a consultation.