First Chiropractic Visit
December 12, 2018

Going to the doctor causes anxiety for many people, regardless of the reason. If this is your first chiropractic visit, it’s understandable to feel worried about what could happen.

Knowing what to expect is half the battle. If you know what’s coming, it’s easier to feel better about going in.

Learn more about what to expect at the chiropractor and how you can get ready for it.

Review of Medical History

Any doctor you visit wants to learn more about your medical history, regardless of what they specialize in. Even if your reason for visiting the chiropractor is because of an auto accident, they still need to know about your history.

Your history can tell them if you’re prone to back problems or what diseases run in your family. This helps your chiropractor know what’s going on, so they can create the right treatment plan for you.

During this time, you can let your doctor know about any issues you’re concerned about, so they know what to look for when examining you.

Physical Exam While Paying Attention to the Spine

The physical exam is standard, and something you’d expect at any visit. The chiropractor will give you a basic physical, and then pay attention to your back and any specific areas causing you pain.

These areas include:

  • Neck
  • Knee
  • Shoulders

If you have pain in these areas, know that you can find solutions when you choose to work with a chiropractor.

Diagnostic Tests

Diagnostic tests allow the chiropractor to gain a complete picture of your body and any other problems you’re encountering. Many times, this means getting an x-ray, but that’s not the only option.

MRIs and other types of tests can show them if there’s a problem such as a slipped disc or another hidden problem. Having a visual of what’s going on with your body is better than relying on touch and feel alone.

Although you might not look forward to the diagnostic portion, the sooner you have it done, the quicker you and your doctor can work on finding a solution together.

Reviewing a Treatment Plan 

Once you’ve gone through your chiropractic consultation, you and your chiropractor can begin to work on a treatment plan together. Here, your doctor can discuss your injuries and the level of pain they cause you, your current health, and what your goals are for recovery.

Together you can figure out how much (or little) intervention you want. Once you and your doctor get on the same page, you can start working toward feeling your best.

Discover More About Your First Chiropractic Visit

It’s natural to feel nervous about your first chiropractic visit. Once you know that it’s a general assessment and the beginning of a relationship with someone who can help you, it’s easier to feel better about that first step.

If you’re ready to get on the path toward a pain-free life, we’re here to help. With several locations, we have a team of doctors waiting to work with you and create a treatment plan based on your needs. Contact us today and see how we can help.

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