Visiting a chiropractor for the first time? Wondering what will happen during your initial appointment? Here are some things you can expect …
When you see a chiropractor for the first time, they will conduct an in depth assessment of your health. This information is crucial for your chiropractor to be able to properly diagnose and treat your condition, so don’t be alarmed if you’re asked questions about your medical history. Some of the questions your chiropractor asks you may seem unimportant or irrelevant but the answers you give will help to establish an overall picture of your health and determine whether or not chiropractic care is appropriate for you.
(If your chiropractor decides that chiropractic treatment is not the right course of action for your condition, or other treatment may be more beneficial, you will be referred to your GP or another health care professional.)
Following the initial assessment of your condition and overall health, your chiropractor will carry out a physical examination. You may undergo a range of painless tests to examine your posture and range of motion. If necessary, your chiropractor may order more explorative tests in order to determine a diagnosis.
After these assessments and tests, your chiropractor will explain your condition and what they believe is the best course of action to help. Your chiropractor will explain the kind of treatment they are able to offer, the cost of each treatment and the available options to you. Your chiropractor will also tell you about any exercises and lifestyle changes that may be able to help manage your condition and aid your recovery. Your chiropractor will communicate with you during each stage of your treatment and you will be able to ask as many questions as you like so that you fully understand the process.
Thinking of visiting a chiropractor for the first time? We are here to answer any questions you may have!