Embarrassment and insecurity are among the many reasons patients fail to seek chiropractic care. Even if they have excruciating migraines, persistent back pain or a stiff neck, many patients will not call the chiropractor because they're afraid to talk about their ailments or embarrassed about their bodies. If you're one of those patients, learning a little more about chiropractic care will help you feel more comfortable making that phone call and attending your first appointment.
Chiropractors have seen it all.
They're more than glorified massage therapists. They have attended four or more years of post-graduate chiropractic school, and in the process, they have learned extensively about the anatomy and physiology of the body. No matter how embarrassing your condition, you can be confident that you won't be the first patient to discuss it with your chiropractor. They even deal with gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome.
Part of chiropractors' training is learning how to make patients feel comfortable and welcome. If your condition is embarrassing or you feel uncomfortable talking about it, don't hesitate to tell your chiropractor this. He or she will likely respond pleasantly and reassuringly, asking questions in as non-invasive a manner as possible to elicit the important information without making you feel uneasy.
Chiropractors approach adjustments carefully, with modesty in mind.
If you're worried about visiting the chiropractor because you're ashamed to be seen without clothes on, stop worrying. In most cases, a chiropractor can adjust your spine without you having to remove your clothes. Wear a thin t-shirt and loose pants to your appointment, and you probably won't have to remove a thing. If your chiropractor does need to have you remove any clothing, he or she will likely use a drape sheet for modesty.
Chiropractors spend a lot of time talking with their patients.
Many patients feel uncomfortable visiting their general physicians because the appointments tend to be rushed, with little time to talk and ask about their symptoms. Rest assured that visiting your chiropractor will be different. Chiropractors take a very whole-body approach to health, and part of that approach is taking the time to talk to each patient about how he or she is feeling. A good chiropractor will take the time to answer your questions openly and honestly and will be willing to speak with you about how lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise may be impacting your condition.
Visiting a chiropractor will not be nearly as awkward and embarrassing as you fear. Chiropractors are used to seeing nervous patients, and will take the time to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Don't let your insecurities keep you from visiting a clinic like Dr. Brian C. Gibson Chiropractic.Share