Once a detailed case history is complete, we will examine you to confirm any early ideas about your problem. The examination will concentrate on your neuro-musculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles and joints). Gowns are made available for you to wear for the examination, as well as for any following treatments.
After the initial consultation and examination, your chiropractor may offer treatment almost immediately. However, it may be necessary to order x-rays or obtain further information from your GP (blood test results, for example) and, where appropriate, conduct an MRI/CT scan. Any imaging will only be requested where clinically justified, in line with current legislation and guidelines.
After this assessment we will tell you, in clear, simple language how the diagnosis and treatment will progress. You will be told about any exercises or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be beneficial so that you can reap the maximum benefit from your programme of treatment.
Depending on the nature of the problem we may discuss possible need for any ongoing supportive care. This is not an unusual situation for patients who have had serious injuries, as well as those who have long-term problem due to wear and tear to the joints.