First Chiropractic Visit
There are several steps in a chiropractic visit especially your first visit. These steps include:
Patient History and Symptoms: The chiropractor will have a consultation with the patient and ask questions to get a clear understanding of your individual situation.
Questions like: When and how did your pain begin? Where is the pain centered? Describe the pain (sharp, dull, burning etc.)? Is it sporadic or constant?
Chiropractic Exam: After the consultation your chiropractor will begin the exam portion of your visit. During this phase the chiropractor will assess things like:
- Overall range of motion of the affected area
- Muscle strength
- Muscle tone
- Neurological integrity (properly functioning nervous system)
Other tests may be necessary for a complete assessment.
Diagnosis: Based on the result of the consultation and exam a diagnosis can be achieved. The chiropractor can provide an individualized chiropractic treatment plan or other treatments like clinical nutrition to aid the patient to achieving good health.