What to Wear to the Chiropractor

what to wear to the chiropractor

Chiropractors are in the business of making sure your body works well. Chiropractic care is scientifically proven effective and beneficial to your health. But to get the most out of your chiropractic visit, you must wear comfortable clothing so your body can be as relaxed as possible during your treatment.

Leave the Jewelry at Home

It’s best to remove all jewelry before your appointment, including piercings. Chiropractic treatments may involve applying pressure to certain areas of your body. The jewelry could get caught on something during treatment and cause injury.

If possible, bring a plastic bag to store your jewelry and keep it safe until after treatment.

Don’t Wear Tight Undergarments

Chiropractic treatments can involve manual manipulation of the spine and joints. You might feel discomfort during your appointment as your doctor works out kinks in your joints and muscles. This discomfort might worsen if you wear tight underwear or pants during your appointment.

If you want to avoid further pain and discomfort, don’t wear tight undergarments during your appointment with the chiropractor. Wear loose clothing that doesn’t put unnecessary strain on your body.

Wear Comfortable Clothing

When you visit your chiropractor, it is essential to wear loose clothing. You should avoid wearing anything too tight, which can be uncomfortable. Ensure that your clothes are comfortable and do not give off an odor.

Another important thing when choosing what to wear is ensuring it doesn’t have metal buttons or zippers. These could accidentally scratch or puncture someone else’s skin during treatment.

Shorts May Be More Comfortable in Some Positions

Chiropractors treat the entire body, including the legs, spine, and pelvis. Wearing shorts allows them to examine your body without clothing interference.

And when lying on the table, your shorts will not hinder the adjustment. Plus, it’s just more comfortable! Wearing shorts will make it easier to get into new positions without straining yourself or feeling uncomfortable.

Wear a Loose-Fitting Shirt or Top

Chiropractors often use their hands to manipulate the spine and other bones in the body during treatment. They may also use other tools, such as adjusting tables and equipment. Loose clothes allow the doctor to manipulate your spine without interference from your clothing.

Shirts with buttons or zippers may get caught on braces, so stick with shirts with no closures. And if you’re wearing a skirt, ensure it’s not too short to the point it makes you feel uncomfortable.

Consider Wearing Socks

While some people prefer to go barefoot, others find socks can make it more comfortable for the chiropractor to perform lower extremity adjustments where they adjust their feet or legs.

We recommend wearing cotton or wool socks with a bit of grip on the sole. They will help keep your feet from sliding around on the table, which could cause irritation and pain.

Consider Leggings or Yoga Pants

Like massage therapy, leggings, sweats, or yoga pants are the most comfortable options for a visit to the chiropractor. You may think that jeans would be more appropriate, but no. Their restrictive nature can make it difficult for your doctor to get a full range of motion on your back.

Yoga pants are the perfect option for your next chiropractic appointment.

  • They’re soft, comfortable, and provide a full range of motion.
  • You can wear them at home, in the office, or even while traveling!
  • It’s easy to dress up or down with these versatile pieces.

Wear Flat Shoes

You should wear comfortable and supportive shoes. Avoid high heels, as they might make it harder for your back to adjust to the proper position after the treatment.

Consider footwear with Velcro fasteners for children or adults who have difficulty bending over. Shoes that are easy to take off and put on will prevent unnecessary delays during your appointment.

Avoid Layers

Layered garments can prevent proper access to specific body areas during treatment. Having many layers of clothes could cause missed adjustments or incomplete treatment because of a lack of accessibility.

Suppose your chiropractor needs to examine or adjust an area covered by a sweater or jacket. In that case, they will most likely ask you to remove it.

Talk to Your Chiropractor about Special Requirements

Talk to your chiropractor about any special requirements. Inform them beforehand if you need to wear a bra or other clothing items. Also, ask whether they recommend wearing anything specific during the treatment.

The same goes for removing clothing items. If they say removing your pants or shirt is okay, ensure you are comfortable with this before proceeding.

Should I Wear a Bra To The Chiropractor?

Should you wear a bra to the chiropractor? It’s up to you, but the answer depends on several factors.

There are many different bra types. Some have extra support or padding in certain areas. Others have stretchy material that allows for more movement within the bra itself.

In general, it’s best to choose a sports bra over other options when seeing the chiropractor. It provides more comfort and flexibility without sacrificing support.

Do You Take Your Pants Off for the Chiropractor?

Whether you choose pants or shorts, bringing something that covers the area between your waist and knees is a good idea.

As long as they are loose-fitting and made of stretchable materials,, pants will not interfere with your chiropractic adjustment.

Should I Wear Makeup to the Chiropractor’s Office?

No. Remove all makeup and lipstick before you go to your appointment. Leaving it on might smudge the massage table or get rubbed into your eyes by your doctor’s hands during treatment.

Final Thoughts: Comfort and Decency

We hope we’ve answered all your questions about what to wear to the chiropractor. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers regarding what to wear. Most importantly, you should feel comfortable and decent in what you wear before you walk in.

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Dr. Osland is a board-certified Chiropractor with offices in Ventura & Oxnard, California. For over 20 years, he has served Ventura County with chiropractic care. Logan Osland Chiropractic offers many health treatments, including massage therapy, acupuncture, heat/ice therapy, and more!

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Dr. Logan Osland

Dr. Logan Osland, D.C., is a Doctor of Chiropractic deeply rooted in the principles of hard work and community service. Beginning his career in construction, Dr. Osland’s early encounters with back pain led him to chiropractic care, sparking a passion that directed his educational and professional journey. He earned his Doctorate from Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been an active member of the chiropractic community in Ventura, California, since opening his own practice in 2004. Not only does he hold multiple certifications, including in sports medicine and as a strength and conditioning coach, but he has also served as a team doctor for various local sports teams. When not in the clinic, Dr. Osland enjoys an active lifestyle with hobbies like surfing, hiking, and spending quality time with his family.