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What to Expect on the
First Visit

You have decided to see a chiropractor, but you know little about chiropractic
are and aren’t sure what to expect.
Well let’s briefly walk you through your first visit.

The first visit will last about an hour
long. Dr. Cheryl will take a complete medical history and identify problem areas to be addressed during your treatment plan. Dr. Cheryl will want to know about your pain; where it hurts, when it started and what activities improve or exacerbate the pain.

Depending on your specific condition
Dr. Cheryl may ask you to have x-rays completed by your family medical
doctor, or an outside source we
work with.

Your physical examination will be performed through light clothing, no
belts or jewelry preferred. It may
include observation of posture and
range of motion, palpation of muscles, joint movement and soft tissue.

We will also perform a digital foot
scan during your first visit. This gives
us a picture of your feet and helps us diagnosis any imbalances you
may have.

Here at Discover Chiropractic we want your 1st visit to be as comfortable and informative as it can be.


Study sparks call for drug-free approach to pregnancy care

Responding to a recently published article in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics on acetaminophen use during pregnancy, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) is advocating for a low-risk, drug-Free alternative, such as chiropractic care, for pain relief – particularly among pregnant women.

The JAMA study found that the use of acetaminophen for pain relief during pregnancy may be associated with a higher risk of hyper kinetic disorders (HKDs) and ADHD like behaviors in children.  "Because risks associated with medications are magnified during pregnancy, experts
are advising expectant mothers to look for non-pharmacological ways to deal with pain," said
Dr. Gerard Clum, spokesperson for F4CP, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care. "Doctors of chiropractic receive a minimum of
seven years of education to clinically evaluate patients and provide gentle, hands-on manual and instrument care, as well as nutrition, ergonomics and exercise advice - all fundamental contributors to a healthy pregnancy and lifestyle."

According to the JAMA report, children whose mothers used acetaminophen were:
-13 per cent more likely to show ADHD-like behaviors
-37 per cent more likely to be diagnosed with HKD 29 per cent more likely to be prescribed
ADHD medications.

"Added stress to the body, weight gain and postural changes often cause relentless discomfort for expectant mothers." said Clum. Conservative options, such as chiropractic, can improve structural balance and help with conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain - and all too common during pregnancy."

"As evidence continues to expose the dangers connected to the use of acetaminophen and other NSAIDs, especially during pregnancy, it becomes evident that pharmaceuticals should not be a primary option," said Clum. "Natural approaches - such as chiropractic care – should be the first choice for achieving better health throughout all stages of life, including pregnancy."

 

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