2020 is coming to a close. For many people, this is a sigh of relief kind of moment. For others, this year was an opportunity to pivot. A lot has happened this year, which means some things may have been sidelined – including skeletal health.
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips from the blog this year! Did you catch all of these? But, more importantly, have you scheduled your end-of-year chiropractic appointment to capitalize on any unused health insurance benefits? Check-in with us and your provider to make sure you know the deadlines.
March 15, 2020 – Giving Feedback to Your Chiropractor
Feedback concerning healthcare should center around your care journey and experiences. For example, it is essential to let your chiropractor know how you’re faring at each visit. Be honest and upfront instead of telling your chiropractor only what you think they want to hear. Inform them if your pain is improving or worsening, if you find your daily activities less or more difficult, or if you’ve encountered a new problem.
Also, tell your chiropractor how you feel about the actual treatments. Don’t be afraid to let them know if a treatment is uncomfortable or if you would prefer a gentler approach. Chiropractor therapies are non-invasive and tend to be gentle, but only you truly know your pain tolerance. Plus, pain is subjective, so speak up if you are uncomfortable. Your chiropractor will likely have milder treatments available.
July 15, 2020 – Preparing for Your First Visit with a Chiropractor
The most important thing you can do to prepare is to record any symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Detail the symptom type – pain, numbness, stiffness, etc. Also, make notes on severity and if the symptom is associated with any certain activity or position, like sitting or lying down. Furthermore, note the times of day when your symptoms seem to be the most severe and at their mildest. Be certain to bring all your notes along to your appointment.
Furthermore, honesty is critical. Don’t ever downplay your symptoms or any bad habits you might have. Accurate information is necessary for your chiropractor to devise an appropriate treatment plan. Being less than forthcoming will only hinder your chiropractor’s ability to help you. Chiropractors are concerned with promoting good health, not judging or ridiculing you.
October 19, 2020 – What You Can Expect to See on a Chiropractor’s Website
2020 special: public health concern protocols
This year we can’t overestimate just how much of normal life has been changed. Everything from how waiting rooms function to how you interact with your chiropractor has been affected. Every prospective patient needs to be educated on a clinic’s public health procedures and responses to 2020’s health concerns. Look for dedicated pages or home page alerts that will explain your role in the process.
Do you have anything you’d like us to blog about next year? Or, would you like to schedule a final appointment of 2020? Let’s send this year the right way!