What to Expect When Visiting Your Chiropractor

Visiting a chiropractor is much like visiting any medical doctor. Your first visit will require a few extra steps to ensure we treat you effectively and safely. Here’s what you can expect:

A Full Medical History

Be prepared to answer questions about:

  • Prior and existing medical conditions, if any.
  • Relevant family medical history
  • Past and current treatments
  • The names and contact information of your current doctors

Current State of Health

Your chiropractor will also review the reason why you are visiting a chiropractor. They will want to know:

  • How often are you in pain?
  • Where does it hurt?
  • How bad the pain is on a scale of 1 to 10?

Physical Examination

After going over your medical history and quizzing you about your pain, your chiropractor will conduct a physical examination. This will help determine the problem and come up with a solution. Your chiropractor will look at:

  • Muscle tone
  • Range of motion of the problematic area
  • Muscle strength and the integrity of the nerves in that location

Be prepared to move around as necessary for the chiropractor to get a sense of your bodily movements. It’s a good idea to wear loose clothing to all your chiropractic appointments!

Diagnostic Tests

In order to come up with the right solution for your pain, your chiropractor may have you undergo a series of tests. These can include:

  • X-rays
  • MRIs
  • CAT scans
  • Blood tests

If such test are neccessary, your chiropractor may have you go to a separate clinic or hospital for these.

If you have any questions at all about what to expect about your first visit to Performance Chiropractic, please feel free to call us!

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