Your chiropractor may ask about the following:
  • personal and family medical history
  • major illnesses
  • surgeries
  • prescription or over the counter medications
  • a description of your present condition
  • steps you have taken to manage your condition
  • diet and exercise routine, your sleeping habits, daily activities, work routine, stress level, and home life
  • herbal remedies and other supplements

TIP: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to the chiropractor!

Your chiropractor may ask you to change into a gown to:

  • check your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing
  • test your reflexes, strength, and sensations
  • assess your posture
  • x-ray your spine
  • analyze your movement – he/she will observe how you walk, turn, bend or lift things, as well as how your body moves in the affected area
  • evaluation of how well your spine moves, identifying restrictions and areas of improper motion
TIP: Bring a copy of any X-rays or radiology reports or other imaging.
These assessments give your chiropractor a better picture of your complete health. He or she will make a diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment, and once the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment may begin. If your chiropractor diagnoses a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, he or she will make a referral. Your treatment from the chiropractor, regardless of the stage of care, will often include exercise, diet, and other healthy living suggestions.
Take the time to discuss with your chiropractor the treatment plan that’s best for you