HAMBY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS JANUARY NEWSLETTER
With 2020 finally behind us, it's time we all stop for a moment and take a breath.
Now, we can look ahead to the future. While me may not know for certain what 2021 has in store for us, we can be 100% confident about certain aspects of our lives, such as our health and wellness. As soon as the calendar hits January 1, may people initiate their new year resolutions. Oftentimes, these resolutions include health oriented goals, like eat healthier, exercise more, and find ways to reduce stress. But what about starting a relationship with a local chiropractor?
Each year more and more people are finding their way to a Doctor of Chiropractic. If you're among the millions of people in 2021 who have decided to join the chiropractic tribe, you may be feeling a little anxious about your first chiropractic appointment. That is perfectly normal, but there’s nothing to worry about. Chiropractic care is an integrative, holistic branch of medicine with a proven track record of more than 100 years. While no two chiropractors conduct treatment the exact same way, most initial consultations follow a similar process.
When you arrive at Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness you will be greeted with a jubilant smile and hearty hello. Of course, we ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointment so you have ample time to fill out any necessary paperwork. Usually, this includes a new patient intake form and a sheet of paper that shows a diagram of the human anatomy. On this sheet of paper, you will mark areas of your body that cause you pain or discomfort. Your doctor of chiropractic might even ask you to rate your pain on a scale of 1-10. This is to help your chiropractor understand where your condition is occurring and how much pain it is causing you so he or she can create a proper care plan.
Next, you're escorted to the consultation room where you will meet the chiropractor to discuss your health history, condition, questions, and concerns.
After gathering all the necessary information, your doctor of chiropractic will conduct several neurological and physical tests. This includes gathering your vital signs, testing your reflexes, and asking you to participate in some range-of-motion exercises. If necessary, they might also take X-rays or order another type of diagnostic imaging.
Finally, your doctor of chiropractic will develop a custom care plan based on your unique needs. If you suffer from chronic pain or injuries, your doctor of chiropractic might suggest a combination of alternative treatments, such as yoga, physiotherapy, spinal adjustments, and lifestyle changes, like changing your diet.
That's all there is to it. If you would like to learn more about Hamby Chiropractic & Wellness, chiropractic care, or your first visit with us, please feel free to look through our website where you'll find many helpful and informative resources.
Congratulations on taking your first step to better health in 2021 and welcome to the family!
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Spiced Lamb Meatball & Escarole Soup: Can you say, "LAMB me at it?" This is a deliciously hearty soup, thanks to a hefty dose of greens and the most tender meatballs you have ever tasted. It is sure to kick your year off on a good foot.
Stretch of the Month
Seated Shoulder Squeeze
- Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Clasp your hands behind your lower back.
- Straighten and extend your arms and squeeze your shoulder blades together.
- Do this for 3 seconds, and then release.
- Repeat 5 to 10 times.