What To Expect When You Visit A Chiropractor



Many people are apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor. They’ve heard horror stories and skepticism from all directions and will be nervous about the examination and treatment. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we believe that if patients know what they can expect, they’ll be at ease and comfortable with the treatment. So, your first visit to the chiropractor will be similar to what’s written below.

Patient Intake

Like every medical practitioner, a chiropractor would want to get the most accurate information about your current and past health. You will need to fill out a questionnaire that contains queries about your past medical healthy. The chiropractor would also want to know your current ailments and discomfort. They will offer a drawing of a human body and you need to mark areas where you experience pain or stiffness. This is standard procedure with all chiropractors.

Physical Exam

During your first visit, your chiropractor will conduct a thorough physical examination. He’ll pay particular attention to your spine and check if there are any problems with alignment or any stiffness in surrounding muscles. Chiropractors will examine the entire spine, even if your pain is concentrated in a particular area. For example, if you experience pain and stiffness in the neck, it can be because of bad posture or misalignment in the lower section of the spine.


After the physical examination, the chiropractor will take several x-rays. These images will help them understand your musculature and alignment of your spine. They will look for specific problems like strained muscles, wear and tear, and problems with the position of the spine in the x-ray.

Once they understand your spine and muscles, they will offer a treatment plan that includes lifestyle changes, stretches, exercises, and adjustments and manipulation of the spine.

If you have any questions about our chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.