All chiropractic patients will experience an initial assessment before treatment.
You will be asked to share information about your health, such as any injury or surgery, medications you are taking and family health history.
The first visit will take longer than the following visits because a physical assessment will be conducted based on the reason for your visit.
The assessment might include posture, range of motion, reflexes, and other orthopedic and neurologic tests.
You may also be sent for x-rays.
Following the physical assessment, we will talk with you about your diagnosis and treatment plan before you receive treatment/an adjustment.
This might happen on the first visit, but most likely you will be asked to make a second appointment so that we can fully consider your needs and develop your treatment plan.
If you have any questions about anything during your treatment, always ask.
The first appointment with any chiropractor is an overall health, wellness and history check.
Your Edmonton chiropractic doctor may request previous health information like; having been in a car accident or suffered any falls? Do you have pain now or have you ever had pain in the past? Do you have numbness or tingling or any other health conditions? An x-ray or scan may also be taken to get an actual visual of the spine and its condition.
A treatment plan is then created to address any findings.
Treatment plans differ depending on your body’s needs.
Typically your chiropractic Dr.
will perform manual adjustments and also teach his/her clients stretches that can be done to help the body respond to the adjustment.
He/she may also recommend booking a massage appointment.
Massages are not a replacement for the adjustment, but they do assist the body in loosening up to allow for a better adjustment.
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