What happens during a chiropractic appointment?
Initial consultations can usually last between 30-60 minutes. During your first appointment, your chiropractor will ask you a number of questions regarding your condition, symptoms, medical history and your general lifestyle.
Your chiropractor will then determine what the problem is, assess your symptoms, and decide if they feel that chiropractic treatment is appropriate. If the condition is not appropriate for chiropractic treatment, they may refer you to another health professional.
Chiropractors use many different techniques, and treatment may consist of the manipulation of the spine or joints. Manipulation is precise handling and moving of the joints and spine, safely moving them further than they normally go and moving them into different positions.
Treatment is not normally painful for patients, but you may experience a little discomfort. The chiropractor will also give you advice on self-management, diet and lifestyle.