Chiropractic in Market Harborough Chiropractic in Melton Mowbray
When you attend your first appointment for back pain you will be asked to fill out a confidential new patient information form. This asks for details including your name, address and date of birth. How long you have had back pain. It also asks about your medical and family history, accidents, operations, illnesses and current medication. This gives the chiropractor a good idea of your general state of health.
If you are covered by a health insurance policy and intend to claim for your treatment, please ensure that you provide us with the details at the time of your first visit. Some policies require you to have consulted a GP prior to authorisation. However, you do not normally need a GP referral to consult a chiropractor.
The chiropractor will then discuss the questionnaire you have completed and ask questions regarding the problem you require help with. They will then undertake a full physical, orthopaedic and neurologic examination. It may also include a health assessment to check things like your blood pressure.
The chiropractor will then explain what is causing your problem and their recommendations about how it can be treated. This advice includes things that you can do for yourself such as specific stretches.
Your chiropractor may feel that x-rays are clinically indicated. These can usually be arranged in a couple of days and the chiropractor can take you through his findings within the same week.
Treatment can usually be offered at your first visit if your problem is straightforward, no x-rays are required and you are happy to proceed.
When you need treatment for back pain call