At your first visit with your chiropractor, you can expect them to ask questions or have you fill out forms concerning your previous medical history and symptoms. Your chiropractor will then perform an assessment exam. This may include range of motion testing, muscle tone testing, muscle strength testing, and neurological function testing. They may also conduct a posture analysis or movement analysis.
Using the results from this testing, your chiropractor determines the best course of action. They diagnose and come up with an appropriate treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include spinal manipulation, therapeutic modalities, exercise prescriptions, and education regarding your condition and treatment.
The aim of your treatment sessions will be to reduce pain, restore joint function, increase muscular balance, and improve your quality of life and daily activity movements. Frequently, treatment is ongoing or involves 1-3 sessions a week for 3-4 weeks with follow-up appointments.