While visiting a chiropractor is similar to visiting other healthcare providers, it does have some unique elements. Your first chiropractic appointment in Covent Garden can feel daunting if you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few things to expect to put your mind at ease.
A typical visit to our London Chiropractor includes an initial intake, physical exam, treatment, and follow-up plan. In this blog post, we will cover each of these elements in more detail.
What to Consider Before Visiting a Chiropractor in Covent Garden
If you have questions you would like to discuss before starting a course of chiropractic treatment. You may want to consider a phone consultation with our Chiropractor in Covent Garden (0737 6243726). You can ask any questions or queries you might have about chiropractic care and chiropractic adjustments.
Initial Chiropractic Consultation
To begin, during your first visit with our chiropractor in central London, you will complete a health questionnaire and answer questions about your health history. Patients are asked to provide information on:
- Family medical history
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Prior injuries
- Previous/ current treatments provided by other health professionals.
Typically, the chiropractor will ask you to indicate where you are experiencing discomfort. Followed by some health questions regarding your complaint. An example of some of these questions are:
- How long have you experienced your pain?
- What caused the onset of your pain?
- Has your pain been constant or intermittent?
- What is the characteristic of your pain?
- Do you have any aggravating factors?
- Do you have any relieving factors?
Your chiropractor in Covent Garden will start with a routine physical exam. This will follow with an exam that focuses on the spine, particular attention is given to the areas of complaint. Your chiropractor will most likely examine the whole spine, in the case of secondary irritation through compensation. The physical exam typically includes a variety of assessments, such as:
- Range of motion tests
- Reflex testing
- Muscle strength comparisons
- Neurological and orthopaedic
- Tests focused on the main complaint
Further chiropractic tests may be necessary to assess the affected area, such as having the patient move in a specific manner, posture analysis, or assess motion of the affected body part.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming out in the next few days. Where we will continue to discuss what you can expect from your first chiropractic visit.
Are you searching for a “Chiropractor Near Me”?
Feel free to call us 07376 243726 or book online for a consultation with our chiropractor in London. If you happen to live near Covent Garden, locate your nearest chiropractor at our Chiropractic clinic in Covent Garden, and feel free to drop by.