What to expect at your first chiropractic visit?


At your first chiropractic visit, you can expect the following:

  1. Patient History: The chiropractor will take your medical history, asking about your current symptoms, previous injuries or health conditions, and any medications you’re taking.

  2. Physical Exam: The chiropractor will perform a physical exam, which may include checking your posture, assessing your range of motion, and examining the affected area.

  3. Diagnostic Tests: In some cases, the chiropractor may recommend diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI, or other imaging studies to help diagnose your condition.

  4. Treatment Plan: Based on the information gathered during the exam and any diagnostic tests, the chiropractor will develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

  5. Treatment: The chiropractor may begin treatment during your first visit, which may include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and other techniques to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

  6. Home Care Recommendations: The chiropractor may recommend exercises, stretches, and other home care techniques to help speed up your recovery and maintain your progress between appointments.

  7. Follow-Up Appointments: The chiropractor will likely recommend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.

It’s important to be honest with your chiropractor about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits to help them develop an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. Additionally, it’s normal to feel a little nervous or unsure during your first chiropractic visit, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and communicate any concerns you may have.