At your first visit - what to expect 

Your chiropractor may be treating your back pain, neck pain, headache, or other aches and pains, but will need a complete picture of your health history and overall current health to provide the best possible treatment for you.

On your first visit, David may ask about the following:

  • What brought you to see a chiropractor

  • How your condition is affecting you, and what are you trying to achieve by seeing a chiropractor

  • Personal and family medical history

  • Major illnesses you have experienced

  • Surgeries or operations you have had

  • Medications you are taking

  • A description of your present condition

  • The steps you have taken to manage your condition

  • Your diet and exercise

  • Your sleeping habits, daily activities, work routine, stress level, and home life.

It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes and shoes for your visit to the chiropractor.


David may perform some of these tests:

  • A check of your blood pressure, pulse and breathing

  • A test of your reflexes, strength and sensations

  • Orthopedic tests

  • An analysis of your posture

  • An X-ray of your spine

  • An analysis of your movement — observing how you walk, turn, bend or lift things, and how your body moves in the affected area

  • A hands-on evaluation of how well your spine moves, identifying restrictions and areas of improper motion.


Bring a copy of any X-rays or radiology reports you have. These assessments contribute to a good picture of your overall health.

Your chiropractor will make a diagnosis, prescribe a course of treatment, and once the matter of informed consent has been discussed, treatment usually begins.


David will recommend a course of treatment specific to you that may also include mobilisation of the joints, soft tissue therapy, electro-therapies such as ultrasound, and therapeutic exercises. You may also receive recommendations for rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.


David will discuss any treatment options with you so that you can  decide together on the best course of action for you.


If David suspects a diagnosis of a condition more appropriately treated by another health care professional, he will refer you. 

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