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What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Consultation

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Consultation

Planning a trip to the chiropractor may be a bit disconcerting if you have never visited this type of medical professional before. At Chiropractic Approach, P.C., we hope each of our patients will arrive and leave our office satisfied with their care. Consider a few key pieces of information that may give you a better idea of what to expect at the chiropractor during your initial visit.

Your First Chiropractic Consultation

Generally, your first appointment at our office in Queens will be a bit different from those that follow. This is because your initial consultation mainly aims to pinpoint the source of your discomfort and the best way to move forward with your care. Talks often take about 45 minutes.

Initial Exam

At the start of your consultation, your chiropractor will likely need to collect a bit of information about you. You may be asked to describe your past medical history, for instance. It’s also essential to give a detailed account of the type of pain you were experiencing when it began and in which situations it is most severe. You can fill out the necessary medical forms ahead of time in many cases, so you don’t have to worry about coming up with all this data on the spot.

Next, your doctor may need to conduct a few simple tests, such as recording your blood pressure, weight, pulse, muscle strength, and range of motion in affected joints. If a bone injury is expected, you may even undergo an x-ray. 

Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Once your chiropractor has gathered all the necessary information, they may describe the most likely cause of your discomfort. Additionally, you may receive a suggested treatment plan, including the types of therapy recommended for you and how many treatments you may require.

Future Appointments

Though your chiropractic consultation may include an adjustment, your treatment often begins during your next visit. Future appointments often become routine and maybe quite a bit shorter than the consultation. Depending on the type of issue you are experiencing, you may start to notice improvements after just a few treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Insurance Policies cover treatments?

Many insurance plans cover chiropractic fees. It’s always best to check with your insurance provider ahead of time, however, so you know exactly what your policy includes.

Which Conditions Benefit From Chiropractic Care?

Adjustments and other treatments can help people with a wide range of musculoskeletal and joint problems. Whether you were injured at work, were in a bad car crash, or experienced pain of unknown origin, our doctors may be able to help. We commonly address some of the conditions, including disc pain, sciatica, whiplash, repetitive strain, numbness in the extremities, and generalized back and neck pain. Our services include the application of heat and ice, physiotherapy, electrotherapy, and more.

Do Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

When patients are fully relaxed, treatments generally do not cause any pain. You may feel a bit sore following your appointment in some situations, but this is not always the case.

Can Treatments Cause Injuries?

When you work with board-certified doctors like those at Chiropractic Approach, you can rest assured that our services are carried out with the utmost care and attention to detail. Although all medical treatments come along with some degree of risk, chiropractic visits are pretty safe, especially when compared with more invasive treatments such as surgery.

Are you ready to work towards a healthier, happier you? Call Chiropractic Approach today at (718) 275-1313 to schedule your chiropractor appointment in Queens, NY. needs. We use contemporary treatment techniques and consistently adapt our practice to the latest and most effective treatment options available.