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Questions to Ask Your Chiropractor Before the First Session

Seeing a chiropractor is an excellent first step toward a healthier you! If it’s your first time to have a spinal adjustment, we understand you might feel a bit nervous. Not knowing what to expect can make anyone apprehensive! That’s why it’s a good idea to speak with your chiropractor with Mobile Wellness Care before your first session begins. Doing so can help establish a relationship with your chiropractor and ease your worries as you learn what to expect when you receive your first chiropractic adjustment.

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But what should you talk about? Here are some helpful questions to ask your chiropractor before your first session.

Questions to Ask Your Chiropractor Before the First Session

It’s important to have good communication with your chiropractor.  Clear communication will allow your chiropractor to better understand your concerns and goals.  This will help them develop a treatment plan that is aimed at meeting your expectations for care and help with any pain or discomfort you’re experiencing.

Here are questions to ask your chiropractor before the first session so you can get to know more about them and the services they offer.


What techniques will you use?

There are many different techniques that chiropractors can use to “adjust” the joints in your spine and extremities.  These can range from high force to low force and from using one’s hands to specialized instruments to perform the adjustments.  Some chiropractors may only be proficient with one technique, so it is important to determine if they utilize a technique that you are comfortable with. Moreover, not every issue chiropractic helps with can be effective with that single technique. It’s important to speak with your chiropractor about this because there are so  to use for success.

For instance, here at In Home Mobile Chiropractic, we have skilled chiropractors that possess training in various techniques. They will determine what techniques to use based on the patient’s specific condition and preferences.

Discuss what your chiropractor’s specializations are and if they will be able to provide the appropriate treatment depending on your chief complaint.


Will you take X-rays if necessary?

X-rays can be an important diagnostic tool to determine the health of your discs and joints. They can also rule out fractures or other serious problems. From the information gathered during your initial consultation and examination, your chiropractor can determine if x-rays are warranted.


How long will the treatment last?

This is a common question many patients ask their chiropractors. Chiropractic care is aimed at correcting underlying problems and providing preventative care for future problems.  In order to achieve these results, some amount of ongoing care is required.

The frequency and duration of that care will depend on the findings from your initial consultation and examination.  Avoid chiropractors who place an exact timeframe on how long your treatment will be, as they might be more interested in getting more appointments than your actual recovery. Also, be wary of chiropractors who ask for advanced payments!

You’ll want a chiropractor who can give an estimated timeframe but allows for flexibility as each patient responds to care differently.  This will depend on your condition, how long it has been present, and other individual factors.


Have they had board complaints?

We always recommend asking if there have been any complaints filed against the chiropractor to their state board.  This can usually be found online.  By researching the chiropractor’s license, you will be able to find if they have had any disciplinary action taken against them by their state board.


Will you provide advice for prevention?


A professional chiropractor will only want to treat you as long as is necessary, rather than try to get as many appointments from you as possible. This means they dedicate their time to ensuring you recover completely and that you won’t need to go back as frequently for any pain.

As such, a professional chiropractor will teach prevention and the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. This will help you prolong the benefits of the chiropractic care you received. It will also reduce the likelihood of any injuries or pain again later on.

In addition to advice for prevention, you may also want to ask the chiropractor if they offer other services, such as massages or other forms of alternative therapies.


How much will treatment cost?

Your chiropractor should be able to provide you with an estimated cost of treatment, so you know how much you can expect to pay from beginning to end. If they are not transparent with the costs, then you may want to go to another professional who can do this.


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Wrapping It Up

If you suffer from any form of joint pain, especially neck or back pain, it’s worth visiting a chiropractor to treat it. By asking the right questions, you’ll learn more about the chiropractor, the treatment you’ll receive for your symptoms, and other important details.  This will help you to feel more confident as you begin treatment.

If you haven’t booked an appointment yet, contact us now and we can discuss our chiropractic services.

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