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What to Expect on the
First Visit

You have decided to see a chiropractor, but you know little about chiropractic
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.

13 Systoms of Chronic Dehydration

Most people don’t think they need to worry about dehydration. To them, dehydration
is something that happens to travelers in the desert when they run out of water. But there is a chronic form of dehydration that does not have the sudden and intense nature of the acute form. Chronic dehydration is widespread in the present day and affects everyone who is not drinking enough liquid.

This list of 13 symptoms will inspire you to go get a glass of water, and then another,
and another …

1. Fatigue, Energy Loss

 Dehydration of the tissues causes enzymatic activity to slow down.
2. Constipation:
When chewed food enters the colon, it contains too much liquid to allow stools to form properly,
and the wall of the colon reduces it. In chronic dehydration, the colon takes too much water
to give to other parts of the body.
3. Digestive Disorders
 In chronic dehydration, the secretion of digestive juices are less.
4. High and Low Blood Pressure 
The body’s blood volume is not enough to completely fill the entire set of arteries, veins,
and capillaries.
5. Gastritis, Stomach Ulcers
 To protect its mucous membranes from being destroyed by the acidic digestive fluid it produces, the stomach secretes a layer of mucus.
6. Respiratory Troubles
 The mucous membranes of the respiratory region are slightly moist to protect the respiratory
tract from substances that might be present in inhaled air.
7. Acid-Alkaline Imbalance
 Dehydration activates an enzymatic slowdown producing acidification.
8. Excess Weight and Obesity
 We may overeat because we crave foods rich in water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.
9. Eczema
 Your body needs enough moisture to sweat 20 to 24 ounces of water, the amount necessary
to dilute toxins so they do not irritate the skin.
10. Cholesterol
When dehydration causes too much liquid to be removed from inside the cells, the body tries
to stop this loss by producing more cholesterol.
11. Cystitis, Urinary Infections
 If toxins contained in urine are insufficiently diluted, they attack the urinary mucous membranes.
12. Rheumatism
 Dehydration abnormally increases the concentration of toxins in the blood and cellular fluids,
and the pains increase in proportion to the concentration of the toxins.
13. Premature Aging
 The body of a newborn child is composed of 80 percent liquid, but this percentage declines
to no more than 70 percent in an adult and continues to decline with age.

Discover Chiropractic
162 Huron Street, Stratford, Ontario N5A 5S8