At your first visit, your chiropractor will have you fill out documents, including a health questionnaire. Your chiropractor will then ask you multiple questions about the reason for consultation, and about your general health history. Following these questions, your chiropractor will proceed to give you a full physical examination, including a range of motion assessment, neurological testing, orthopedic tests and a chiropractic evaluation. Depending on the findings of the physical exam, the chiropractor may send you to an X-ray facility for radiographs. The first visit leads to a diagnosis of your condition. The first visit takes about 1 hours.
On your second visit, your chiropractor will give you a report of findings. You will have your diagnosis explained to you, and get to look at your x-rays with your chiropractor. You will have a chance to ask questions, for you to better understand your condition and the care required for it. You will be given suggestions as to how you can help speed up your recovery at home. At this visit, you will also receive your first treatment. The second visit takes about 45 minutes.
At every subsequent appointment, the chiropractor will ask questions about your progress, and will administer a treatment that is specific to your condition. The appointments vary between 10-15 minutes, depending on the treatment required by your condition.