Chiropractic care starts from the moment you walk in to the clinic.
The qualified practitioner will take a detailed medical, personal and family, history. Then, coupled with a full physical examination, will give the practitioner an indication on your state and the best line forward.
The chiropractor will never ask you to expose intimate areas, however s/he may ask you to remove some of your clothes depending on the body area to examine.
Further evidence may be obtained by use of additional diagnostic tools such as x-rays. Chiropractors receive three years of intensive training in radiography, radiology and Radiation Safety.
Once all the information is gathered, it will be reported to you in simple language; you will be informed of your condition and finally asked for consent to treatment.
Chiropractic treatments are usually gentle and specific to free joints of the spine and other parts of the body. The audible sound during an adjustment is just the trapped air being released from the joint.
The entire procedure takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
Some patients have reported to experience temporary soreness or even bruising around the area being treated which quickly passes.
Continuous and repetitive spinal adjustments are usually not advised, however, regular visits will help your joints stay moveable and you feeling loose and pain free.
Finally, you will be also informed that your GP might be contacted and kept up to date with your complaint, management plan, improvement/deteriorating conditions and other details relevant to the case.
If chiropractic care is not suitable for your case, you will be referred to the most attributable health care professional to help you with your condition.