What to Expect With Chiropractic Care

Is This Your First Time?

Many people spend their whole life living in discomfort and pain, when they don't have to. Chiropractic care is the perfect remedy for a natural pain relieving process. While chiropractic care does not work over night, Dr. Blakely at Mission Village Chiropractic provides all of the tools and pain relieving treatments you need to get back on your feet and feeling great again.

Mission Village Chiropractic in Mission Valley San Diego

What's The First Step?

Stop by our office, call to schedule an appointment or contact us here to request an appointment time that fits with your schedule. We're flexible, and we want you to be, too! That's why we do our best to work with your busy schedule and make sure you're able to get the treatment you need, when you need. Our hours are:

Mon: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You won't need a referral or any insurance to receive care immediately either. You may experience a short wait before seeing your doctor, but wait times are minimal and usually just enough time to complete your initial paperwork, unless you'd like to fill out your paperwork ahead of time. Make your appointment even quicker by filling out this paperwork, which you can print and bring with you or email us.

During your first visit, your chiropractor will explain how spinal misalignments (subluxations) occur, how chiropractic is used to correct them, and the many benefits chiropractic has to offer. If you've never been adjusted before, this is a great way to have some of your questions answered by a knowledgeable licensed doctor of chiropractor, so you know exactly what to expect. The doctor will then provide a consultation and answer questions or concerns you may have prior to your adjustment.

Your Consultation, Exam and Adjustment

Take advantage of your consultation and ask as many questions as you'd like. This is the best time to get your theories, nerves and past occurrences out on the table. Dr. Blakely is a licensed chiropractor who is incredibly knowledge of the practice and is happy to answer any question with the most up-to-date information he has.

After a full consultation, Dr. Blakely will give you an examination. Here is where if needed, you will receive necessary Xrays to closely examine your painful areas. Dr. Blakely will then recommend a specific care regime that works with your schedule. Upon agreeing to a practice schedule, he will adjust you in a comfortable, open area, using a cushioned table to provide the utmost comfort and security. You will remain fully clothed for the duration of your visit, so we recommend you wear non-­restrictive clothing to make it easier to rest comfortably while lying down on the table. A portion of your adjustment will be done while you are face down, while other adjustments may be made while you are either on your side, sitting upright or resting on your back.

Afraid of that "popping" noise? No need to be! The popping is a positive sign from your joints releases gasses from each other. This is the same noise and feeling you have form cracking your knuckles or rotating your ankles.

Masseur stretching woman's arm

Are there any side effects?

We recommend drinking plenty of water before and after you receive an adjustment, similar to a massage. Although chiropractic care is safe and gentle, some patients are slightly sore after an adjustment. Not to worry! This soreness is no more than the feeling you receive after a good workout and will diminish within 24 hours.