Chiropractic care is an effective all-natural solution for pain relief. It can allow patients to avoid the need for surgery, and gets to the root of your pain rather than covering up the symptoms. When you start feeling pain, making an appointment with a chiropractor is a great first step towards finding relief that lasts. So, how can you prepare for your first chiropractic visit?
- Write down all of your symptoms. Let your chiropractor know exactly where in your body you are experiencing pain, when you experience it, and how long it lasts. Your first chiropractic visit can be overwhelming, which can make you forget certain details easily. Writing down exactly what hurts, when, and how badly, and bringing your notes with you can make the first visit run a little more smoothly.
- Write down questions. If you’ve been experiencing pain for a long time, you have likely done some research and heard a million different things about how the pain was probably caused, different remedies and treatments, other parts of the body that it might affect, and more. Writing down any questions you may have for your chiropractor will help prepare you in advance so that you know everything you need to know after your visit rather than guessing and assuming.
- Review your medical history. Medical forms vary, but they usually ask common questions, such as your family history. You will want to find out if anyone in your family has spinal issues, scoliosis, etc. Who is your primary care doctor? Do you have any medical conditions? Are you taking medication? What are the names of your prescriptions? Most of these are basic questions that you can answer on the spot, but thinking about them in advance will prepare you so you don’t leave anything out.
- Prepare your insurance information and forms ahead of time. When you are a new patient at any doctor’s office or medical clinic, you will always be expected to bring your insurance information, a form of ID, and to arrive early in order to complete any preliminary forms. Printing out these health forms and completing them at home, or picking them up in advance saves both you and the clinic time so that you have ample opportunity to speak with the chiropractor about your pain, and don’t need to worry about the paperwork. Also, be sure to bring your insurance cards and identification to your first visit so that you are properly covered and don’t need to pay any unnecessary fees.
- Plan your payment. If you do not have medical insurance, you will need to pay out-of-pocket. Decide how you will pay in advance, and develop a plan. Do you need to save for the appointment or borrow from a relative? Ask if the clinic has a payment plan, and see what methods of payment are acceptable.
ReMed’s team of chiropractors are dedicated to providing personalized care that promotes well being and all-natural pain relief for medical conditions and chronic pain. To learn about our chiropractic care services and our other treatment options book your initial consultation by calling (214) 221-2525.