You will then see your Chiropractor for your initial consultation. This forms two parts, a thorough medical history and then a full physical examination. The Medical history is basically a fact finding mission to help us to diagnose your problem accurately and will involve questions about your condition your general health and that of your direct family.
The physical examination will be appropriate and thorough. Patients are often asked to undress into a gown for this so that we can see your problem area. Chiropractors are trained in orthopaedic and neurological examination, patients are often surprised at how much we test in order to accurately diagnose your problem.
After this the chiropractor will sit down will you and give you a full “report of findings”. This is to give you a diagnosis of your condition but more importantly it is an opportunity for us to explain your problem to you and help you to understand how you can help yourself.
The majority of patients we see can be offered chiropractic treatment some to start immediately, some however may need to be referred on for further tests for example an xray or MRI scan and some may need to be referred back to their Gp or onwards to a specialist if their condition requires this. Whatever the case is we strive to provide you the smoothest transition to quickly receive treatment you require.
Treatment visits are shorter than the initial consultation lasting approximately 15 minutes – we will adjust the time according to your individual needs. Initially your treatments will be close together to help get you symptom free they will then space out until your condition stabilises at which point we will offer you advise on how to stay healthy and symptom free for the future.