An appointment anywhere new is a bit unsettling, no matter where or who it is you are going to see; whether it’s a new dentist or a London chiropractor.
This is even more so if you know next to nothing about what a chiropractor actually does. Read our blog post on how you can prepare before your first visit to a chiropractor in central London.
Before your appointment
If you have already seen other doctors, chiropractors, or other health care professionals and you have any medical records regarding treatments performed, x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s or other records that relate to the problem you are having now, be sure to collect these and bring them with you.
Be prepared to give the chiropractor your full medical history. If you need to write things down, be sure to bring that list.
Arrive early to the Chiropractic Clinic in London
Like all medical office visits, there is always a little paperwork to complete, no matter how well in advance you have tried to prepare. New patient forms, insurance forms, contact forms, etc. Since most offices work on an appointment basis, it is a common courtesy to arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can complete any necessary paperwork and still be on time for your
Wear comfortable clothing when visiting your Chiropractor in London
Unless something unexpected happens, you should expect that your visit will include your first chiropractic adjustment. This means lying on a table, sometimes face up, sometimes face down, and often in a variety of other positions as well, including on your side. So, it helps to wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing.
Be prepared to share your health history with your Chiropractor
While your chiropractor is a health care expert, he isn’t a mind reader. Be prepared to tell the doctor everything you can about your pain. How it started, how long you have had it when it happens, what seems to make the pain worse or better, and what you have been taking to ease your pain if anything.
Don’t be shy or ashamed to tell the doctor the truth. Chances are pretty good that you won’t shock your London chiropractor, and they have heard similar stories before. You can’t get the full benefit of treatment if the chiropractor isn’t fully aware of your problem and your lifestyle.
Prepare for your first chiropractic adjustment
Most chiropractors adjust on the first visit. Unless the patient has any health contra-indications. Don’t let those videos you might have seen frighten you. Adjustments do not hurt and afterward, they feel so good, you might wonder why you waited so long.
If you hear any popping or cracking noises, don’t be concerned. Nothing is breaking or actually cracking into pieces. This is simply trapped air being released from between the joints or discs.
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If you’re suffering from back pain and want to find out more about chiropractic care book an appointment today. Our Chiropractic in London is centrally located. Visit our Chiropractic Clinic located in Covent Garden.