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What Should I Wear to a Chiropractic Appointment?

What Should I Wear to a Chiropractic Appointment?

The second most common question we get asked when booking an initial consultation is: ‘what should I wear?’ The most common one is about parking. No matter what you’re visiting the chiropractor about, whether it’s low back pain, sciatica or a sports injury, the answer is the same: come as you are. At your initial appointment we will go through a detailed case history of what’s going on, a complete examination, covering all your nerves, muscles and joints, and, if necessary, take an x-ray. For the examination and x-rays, we provide you with a gown to get changed into so we can assess you properly. So the only thing we ask is that you wear underwear the day of your initial appointment. You only need to wear a gown on your very first visit. We’ve also written about what to expect from your first chiropractic appointment. What do I need to wear to follow-up Chiropractic appointments? For all appointments after that just wear your normal day-to-day clothes. We are good at working through all items of clothing, even thick jumpers in the winter. So please wear whatever you feel comfortable in. Whether that’s your suit ready for a day in the office, your work kit at the end of the day, or something fancy on your way to a boozy lunch. If you have any more questions then please contact the team. If you’re interested in chiropractic treatment and how it could help you, why not book an appointment with us at the Chiropractic Centre in Bristol? You can give us a call on 01179741501 or click here to book...
Is It Bad to Crack Your Neck?

Is It Bad to Crack Your Neck?

Is It Bad to Click Your Neck? We get asked this question in our centres a lot. Often just after someone cracks their neck in front of us during their initial appointment. So, is it bad? Yes and no. It all depends on if you’re doing it intentionally or not and how often. Some people are naturally more clicky than others. Sometimes just turning their head causes a popping sound. This isn’t going to cause any harm. Strengthening up the neck muscles around the neck and upper back can help stabilise the joints so they don’t’ click as often. “Feeling the need to click your own neck on a regular basis can signify an underlying imbalance in your spine.” If you are trying to click your own neck then this can be a problem. Feeling the need to click your own neck on a regular basis can signify an underlying imbalance in your spine. Although cracking your neck can provide relief, it rarely addresses the underlying issue. Over time people often find themselves cracking their necks more and more frequently; often we meet people who do it multiple times per day! And that’s not great. Why do I feel the need to click my neck all the time? The reason you feel the need to click your neck is a build-up of tension in the neck and shoulders. This is most often related to sitting in front of a computer or phone too much or stress. The muscles tighten up around your neck and shoulders and over time the joints in your spine start to lock up. It’s this...
What Causes Aches and Pains in Old Age?

What Causes Aches and Pains in Old Age?

Aches and Pains in Old Age When it comes to ageing, most of us just seem to assume that aches and pains are part of the package. However, this is only true to a certain extent. While there are some normal aches and pains to ageing, these can be mitigated to a certain extent by taking the right precautions. Pain is usually your body’s way of signalling that something’s wrong and so if you’re experiencing notable amounts of pain as you grow older, it isn’t something you should ignore or simply put up with. It’s important to take the right steps to address aches and pains, no matter how old you are. And the sooner you address them, the better. The Normal Aches and Pains of Ageing Our bodies undergo a significant amount of stress over the course of our lives, and so it makes sense that we experience things differently as we grow older. There may be certain activities that you could with ease when you were younger, whether it’s something as simple as kicking a football around a park with some friends. But whereas simple activities or sports had no effect on you in the past, now they may leave your joints feeling stiffer than usual the next day. This can cause you to feel less mobile and free than before. As we age, our bodies become more prone to damage, which means we need to take additional steps to take care of them. It’s important to remember that your body is carrying all those years of sports and physical activities that you have behind you. But...

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