When a patient comes to us for the first time, we want to get to know them and their needs so that we can effectively treat their problems. This is where the evaluation comes in.
The doctor will ask the patient about their medical history and a little about their current symptoms. He will want to know if there was a cause for the injury or if it is just from everyday life.
Sometimes back or neck pain can be caused by a car accident or sporting accident. The doctor needs to know if something like that was the cause so that he can properly treat you.
If the doctor feels it is needed, then he will order an x-ray.
The doctor will order an x-ray if he thinks there is a chance that something more serious might be wrong. This will allow him to know how to treat your symptoms. The x-ray allows him to see if there are any bones out of place. X-rays often aren’t needed though.
Now the doctor will make a treatment plan using the information he gathered from talking with you. He will make a personally tailored treatment plan for your symptoms. He will then discuss the plan with you to make sure that you are comfortable with it and on board.
To learn more about what happens next be sure to check out our Chiropractic Adjustment page!
Here at Olive Branch Chiropractic, we believe your body should always be performing at the highest level possible – whether you’re walking your dog, walking up the stairs or playing golf. Chiropractic care offers safe, natural treatment for patients of all ages. At Olive Branch Chiropractic, we provide natural treatment for a range of pain, illnesses and injuries. To make an appointment, contact us today.