What should you expect at your first chiropractor appointment?
If you’re new to chiropractic treatment, you may be nervous about your appointment, and unsure what to expect, or even how to prepare. We can help. Take a look at common questions people have leading up to their appointment, below.
Q. How should I prepare for my appointment?
A. There are a few things you should do before coming in for your chiropractor appointment. First, take the time to write down your symptoms and any questions you have. Keep a journal of when you experience pain and what you are doing when you experience it. This can help ensure you remember everything you want to tell the doctor and can help ease some of the anxiety you may have about your first visit.
Second, contact your insurance provider if you are planning on having them pay for your visit. They’ll be able to confirm if chiropractic care is covered under your plan and how much they cover. This helps you budget your appointment.
Q. What should I bring with me?
A. There are a few things you should be sure to bring when you visit your chiropractor. If you have to pay a copy, be sure to bring some form of payment. You should also bring your notes or journal you kept in the week, or weeks, leading up to your appointment.
Q. What should I wear to my appointment?
A. When you visit your chiropractor, there is no need to dress up. In fact, you should plan to dress comfortably for your appointment. Wear loose-fitting clothing that you can easily move around in and sensible shoes, like tennis shoes. You may be asked to move around so restrictive clothing can make diagnosing your pain difficult.
Q. What will we do at my chiropractor appointment?
A. Your first chiropractor appointment will focus on diagnosing your pain and the underlying cause so your chiropractor can properly treat it. You’ll discuss your symptoms with your chiropractor, who will then do an examination. They’ll look over the area in question and may ask you to move around so they can see how the joints are working. They’ll use this information to find the underlying cause of your pain and develop the best treatment plan for you.