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What to expect at your first chiropractic appointment

At City Chiropractic our chiropractors are here to help - whether its back pain, neck pain or headaches, our goal is to get you feeling better and living better as soon as possible.

All treatments are one-to-one with a Chiropractor in private treatment rooms.  All New Patient consultations normally include first treatment. Treatment can include a combination of chiropractic adjustment, soft tissue work and acupuncture/dry needling.

1. Initial Consultation

To get to the root cause of your pain, we will first ask you to complete a confidential medical history.  We will then discuss your health, aches and pains with you and what you hope to get from your treatment.

2. Examination

We will ask you to change into a modesty gown (you can wear loose, comfy clothing if that is more suitable for you) and we will do some short tests to assess your movement, posture, joints and muscles. We may also assess your blood pressure, heart, lungs, eyes and ears if necessary.


3. Discussion of findings

At this point we will explain how we think we can help and what treatments may benefit you. We will also advise on how long it will take for you to see results.

4. Treatment

If we think chiropractic can help you, then we will begin treatment with your permission. As each treatment is bespoke for each patient, one session can include a combination of chiropractic adjustment, trigger point therapy, stretching, massage and acupuncure/dry needling. You will then be advised if you need to come back and may be given some exercises or lifestyle adjustments to do in your own time that will help you get better as soon as possible!

What happens after a chiropractic appointment?

After a chiropractic adjustment, you might feel mild soreness or have very minor aches in areas of your body that your chiropractor worked on. This usually goes away within 24 hours. If you ever have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact your chiropractor.


After your appointment, your chiropractor might have some recommendations on what you can do at home to get better. These recommendations might include:


Exercises and stretches

Proper ergonomics

Applying ice or heat to the area

Advice on nutrition or general health

Ways to manage stress and relax


They will also advise when/if you should book back in to see them.

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