First Chiropractor Visit: Common Questions

Common Questions When Going to a Chiropractor

Are you considering visiting a chiropractor for the first time, but have some reservations or questions? You’re not alone! Many people have concerns when it comes to chiropractic care, as it can be a new and unknown experience. Don’t worry, we’ll help answer some of those questions and make sure everything goes smoothly!

Below, we’ve listed some of the most common questions when going to a chiropractor for the first time. Let’s get right to it!

What Should You Do First?

The first step is always the hardest, and it’s also the first thing you should know about. Your first step is always going to be a consultation with your chiropractor of choice. Think of it as a chance to discuss your concerns and goals. Depending on what you’re hoping to fix, you may get treatment that same day or your chiropractor might create a long term treatment plan for you. This consultation is your chance to get your questions answered and set the groundwork for successful treatment.

Your chiropractor will need a full background check on your pain history in order to develop the perfect treatment plan for you. This conversation will serve as a guide not only for your chiropractor but also for you and how you would like to move forward with the treatments.

How Much Will It Cost?

Cost is a valid concern, especially when it comes to chiropractic care. The cost of chiropractic treatment will vary depending on several factors, including the severity of your injury or the amount of pain you’re experiencing. For example, more severe cases may require multiple visits and more extensive treatments. The more sessions and treatments needed, the higher the cost. But rest assured, most chiropractors provide competitive rates and payment plans so you can get the care you need without breaking the bank.

Will Treatment Hurt?

Chiropractic treatments may feel a little strange or uncomfortable, especially if you’re not used to having your body manipulated in that way. However, they’re typically painless so you have nothing to worry about! You may feel some mild discomfort or soreness in the adjusted area, but this is normal and the relief that comes after is more than worth it.

What Should You Wear?

If you’re concerned about your privacy, then you have nothing to worry about. Most treatments won’t require any specific type of clothing so you can just wear the clothes you’re comfortable with. However, it’s always a good idea to ask your chiropractor in case you’re not sure. Better safe than sorry right?

How Long Before I See Results?

Following the first treatment, most people experience some degree of pain relief. But remember, the first treatment is only a single step in a long journey. Depending on the type of injury you’re treating, healing and recovery might take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. It’s crucial to follow your chiropractor’s recommended treatment plan and to stick with it.

Final Thoughts

Going to a chiropractor can be quite the shock the first time. But with these quick FAQs answered, you should have nothing to worry about. And rest assured, a professional chiropractor like us will always make sure you’re in good hands every step of the way.

Dr. Rebecca Carlson

Dr. Rebecca Carlson

I want to be the best I can with a chiropractic lifestyle: The best mom, the best wife, the best doctor / coach / cheerleader, in that order of priority. I also want to be the best athlete I can be, the best role model, the best friend, the best leader, and the smartest version of myself (you get the idea) that I can be.