A typical initial chiropractic consultation will include a thorough medical history and detailed examination to determine the need and appropriateness of chiropractic care. You will be advised if further tests are required, or if referral to another health care provider would be best in your case.
There are many different approaches and techniques used by chiropractors, because of this the treatment approach taken by one chiropractor might be significantly different from that of another. However all chiropractors will need to take a patient history and receive your informed consent before treatment.
If your chiropractor believes you will benefit from receiving chiropractic care they will outline a plan of care tailored to your needs. This will sometimes involve a series of adjustments over a period of time, each building on the ones before.