A knowledgeable chiropractor does all things possible to relieve a patients uneasy symptoms with necessary treatment. You will also get advice on how to avoid problems in future. However, an individual should feel comfortable to ask necessary questions to understand the treatment, diagnosis, and treatment program. This content will make you understand what one can expect during the chiropractic consultation.

The first chiropractic visit:

There would be an initial round of interview with the chiropractor that will focus on a discussion, which won’t be including the clinical exam. However, the on-site clinical exam will include 3 areas-

Patient’s history and symptoms:

A chiropractic consultation will ask you to fill out a form with the background information including the symptoms and condition. Here are a few questions you will be asked for assessment-

  • When and how the pain has started
  • The pain location
  • Describe the pain sensation, whether it is searing or burning, sharp, dull or throbbing.
  • Whether the pain come and go or is it continue hurting
  • What are the circumstances that make an injury better or worse?

However, you will be asked to provide the details on the medical history or any pre-existing medical conditions.

What does a chiropractic exam consist of?

With a through chiro examination by Brisbane professionals, the specialist will come to know the blood pressure, respiration, pulse and reflexes. There could be some orthopedic as well as neurological tests to assess the things mentioned below-

  • Motion of the affected parts
  • Muscle strength
  • Muscle tone
  • Neurological integrity

The diagnosis after chiropractic exam:

As soon as you’re done with the diagnosis, the chiropractor will determine if your condition is responding to chiropractic care. At the end of the initial visit, the chiropractor will explain the following things-

  • The diagnosed condition
  • An individualized chiropractic treatment plan
  • Estimated duration of the chiropractic care

The chiropractic treatment goal or recommendations:

  • Adjustment to key joint dysfunction.
  • Make patients aware of the improved posture, motor control as well as reduced anxiety.
  • The heat/cold application, education on nutrition, ergonomics and remedial massage in Brisbane is provided in a treatment plan.

How does chiropractic care work?

According to the patient’s condition, the chiropractor set specific goals on short term and long-term basis.

  • Long-term goals for joint function restoration as well as tolerance of normal activities for daily living.
  • Short-term goals include pain reduction, muscle balance as well as ensuring normal joint function as well.

Adjustments are the central part of the chiropractic treatment. With the therapeutic manipulation, the chiropractor offer controlled force, amplitudes, velocity directed at specific joints. When being treated for back or neck pain, you will receive the series of adjustments those are delivered either in a day or a few days. The adjustments are often accompanied by non-manual therapies like electrical stimulation, heat or ice, rehabilitative exercise, orthotic supports etc.

It is a good place to start by asking a primary care physician or some health-care specialist to find the competent one. Before starting the treatment, it is usually the best to conduct a telephonic interview or in-office consultation to learn about the chiropractor.

Author's Bio: 

The author is an experienced chiropractor who conducts remedial massage in Brisbane to alleviate back pain. The author is also a regular blogger and is followed by many.