Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect on my first visit?
You will be asked to complete some paperwork that provides basic information about yourself and your reason for contacting a doctor of chiropractic. A consultation with the chiropractor will give you the chance to discuss your concerns and get to know one another.
If the chiropractor feels you will benefit from chiropractic care, a thorough health history and examination of your spine and nervous system will be performed. The doctor will check your reflexes, have you turn and bend, and perform other chiropractic, physical, and orthopedic tests. You will be advised if diagnostic images are required to complete your examination. The doctor may take additional time to study the results in order to prepare a report of findings.
If it is determined that yours is not a chiropractic problem, the proper referral will be made. If the doctor feels that chiropractic will help your condition, you will receive a complete diagnosis and a care plan of specific chiropractic adjustments
How many visits will I need?
Chiropractors provide three main types of care:
- Short-term relief care for a specific problem.
- Long-term corrective care to undo years of damage.
- Lifetime wellness care to support healing and detect new problems before they become serious.
Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?
No. Chiropractors are considered primary contact doctors. No referral from a medical doctor is necessary.