Visiting a Chiropractor

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

Set aside at least 30 minutes for your first visit to the chiropractor. Future visits typically last 15 minutes or less, though the time required will depend upon the type of treatment you require. Here’s what you might expect.

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

  • 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

medical history