As a licensed practitioner, it is the duty of your chiropractor to do the following:
- A thorough review of your specific problem is conducted, including relevant past history and overall health.
- You will be asked to perform physical tests and movements to help identify the problem.
- In certain situations, an X-ray may be used to determine the source of your problem and to investigate for the presence of any pathological developments.
- The problem is diagnosed to help make certain choices clear. If it is not a chiropractic problem, a suitable referral is done. If it is, a plan of treatment is communicated.
- A prognosis is made, taking into account your general health habits, occupation, stress and activity levels.
- Your response to treatment is monitored by your chiropractor, who looks for an improvement to your specific condition, as well as for changes in your overall health. Two of the basis components of chiropractic care are wellness and prevention. Utilization of exercise, along with nutrition and lifestyle modifications are suggested to improve your overall well being and promote active, patient-centered care.