During a chiropractic exam, you will be meeting with a licensed doctor of chiropractic (DC) who will first review your medical history. Its important for the doctor to have a background about your health, so you will be asked about any prior accidents, surgeries, and any details affecting your health. The DC will then discuss the health issue you are currently experiencing, and administer a thorough spinal examination in order to identify the problematic area and the resulting effect on your nervous system.
After the examination, your DC will discuss a plan of chiropractic adjustments. An adjustment is when the DC manually adjusts and manipulates your joints and spine in order to restore function and reduce pain. Chiropractic adjustment requires highly refined skill and is adapted to meet your specific needs. Your doctor may also provide counseling on proper nutrition, exercise, and occupational modification in addition to your chiropractic adjustment, so that you are able to sustain the results and maintain a healthy lifestyle.