As a truck driver, you know that it's important to get your regular DOT physical exam in order to keep your commercial driver's license, or CDL. At Johnson Chiropractic and DOT Center in Sparks, NV, our chiropractor is here to make sure you're safe to hit the road.
Cardiovascular Health and Driving
Heart disease can make a person unfit to drive. People who are living with heart problems that can cause them to become incapacitated are more susceptible to accidents. It's important that we ensure that your heart is ready to hit the road so that you, and other drivers, are kept safe.
DOT Physical Exam Cardio Check
When you come into our office for your DOT Physical Exam, we might take your blood pressure and check your pulse. We might also talk with you about whether you have any concerns about your heart health. If you've experienced high blood pressure or other cardiac issues in the past, it can be important that you share this information as a part of your health history.
You'll need to have a certain blood pressure measurement in order to pass the blood pressure portion of the exam.
What to Avoid Before Your DOT Physical Exam
There are several things that you can do before your DOT physical exam that could potentially cause your blood pressure to spike, causing us to get an inaccurate reading that could postpone you from passing your DOT physical exam.
Stress can cause your blood pressure to spike. Taking deep breaths and thinking of something that relaxes you during your blood pressure test can help us get an accurate reading. Use the restroom before your test and be sure to keep both feet flat on the ground while your blood pressure reading is taken. You'll also want to avoid caffeine the day of your exam.
You might also want to inform us about any medications that you are currently taking. Certain medications might affect the results of the test so knowing about them ahead of time can help us get a more accurate reading.
Reach Out to Us at Johnson Chiropractic and DOT Center in Sparks, NV Today to Schedule Your Exam
At Johnson Chiropractic and DOT Center in Sparks, NV, we're here to help ensure that you're safe to utilize your CDL and stay on the road. Our staff will work with you to answer any questions that you have and go over any concerns. Reach out to us today to schedule your DOT physical exam. Call us at (775) 359-0717 for more information. A chiropractor on our team is here to help our truck drive patients.