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What to Share With a Chiropractor

By Lana Bandoim

When you visit the chiropractor for the first time, there are several pieces of important information that need to be shared. Consider discussing the following topics during the appointment. Your chiropractor will appreciate this information.

Medical History

Chiropractors need to know your medical history. This includes information about allergies, medications, chronic conditions and diseases. In addition, women need to share if they are pregnant or not because this can affect some treatments.

During the first chiropractic visit, it is important to discuss previous broken bones, strains and sprains. Chiropractors need to know about all the minor and major injuries from your past. This information helps them create a better treatment plan.

Questions

You may have questions about chiropractic care or concerns about treatment options. The first visit is the perfect time to discuss questions and ask for answers. If you have doubts, it is important that the chiropractors address them.

Many patients are curious about the connection between their symptoms and the treatment plans offered by chiropractors. This is your opportunity to get additional feedback about medical problems. Good chiropractors are able to explain things in plain language without confusing medical jargon.

Problems

Chiropractors cannot help you without understanding the problems. During the appointment, make sure to share the full details of any medical problems. Describe the pain and aches in detail so the chiropractor understands them. Discuss the limitations on mobility and activities. Share how this affects your work, family and friends.  

This is not a good time to be shy or reserved. Chiropractors need to know the full extent of the problems. Consider sharing the progression of the symptoms, and the problems they create on a daily basis. Give the chiropractor an inside view into your health issues.

Schedule

Some injuries and treatments require multiple visits to the chiropractor. You should bring a planner to the chiropractic visit to discuss multiple appointments. This will make scheduling ongoing visits easier and help you stay consistent with treatments.

Whether you have plans to go on a long vacation or prefer to avoid appointments on weekdays, the chiropractor needs to be aware of the plans and preferences.

If your schedule is packed, consider going to The Joint Chiropractic on nights or weekends. Walk-ins are always welcome at The Joint. The licensed chiropractors are ready to answer questions and listen to concerns. Make sure to share all the important information about your health with them.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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