What to Expect on Your First Visit
During the initial visit your chiropractor will take a detailed health history and perform a physical examination particularly focusing on your spine, joints, muscles, and nervous system. Other examinations or tests such as x-rays may also be ordered. If chiropractic treatment is considered appropriate, a treatment plan will be developed to meet your specific needs by incorporating a variety of treatment techniques including:
- Hands on adjustments - diversified technique
- Muscle release techniques
- Drop piece adjustment - Thompson technique
- Hand held instrument adjustment - Activator and Impulse Adjusting Methods
If your chiropractor diagnoses a condition that would be appropriately treated or co-treated by another healthcare professional, he or she will make the appropriate referral.
Follow up visits
During follow up visits your chiropractor may utilize one or more of the many different kinds of adjustments and manual care techniques used in chiropractic care. Your treatment plan will often include exercise, diet and other healthy living suggestions.