The length of a typical chiropractic visit varies from doctor to doctor. Please be sure to ask your provider what to expect. Your first visit is likely to be a bit longer. During that initial visit, your doctor of chiropractic will typically complete a thorough examination that includes patient history, a physical examination, diagnostic studies if needed, diagnosis and an initial treatment plan.
The chiropractor will most likely have you fill out a medical history and ask you to complete a questionnaire about yourself and your family. The chiropractor will want to know about any injuries or surgery you have had or if you have had a spinal fusion, fracture or dislocation (that could require x-rays). He or she also needs to know if your current condition has included bouts of dizziness, blurred vision or slurred speech.