What should I expect from chiropractic adjustment?

At your first visit, your chiropractor discusses your medical history and performs a physical exam. You may have diagnostic tests including:

Your chiropractor develops a treatment plan based on your symptoms, exam findings and the results of tests. Then your chiropractor uses their hands or small instruments to apply a quick, controlled force to a joint. You may feel a popping or cracking sensation.

Your chiropractor may recommend other therapies along with chiropractic. These may include:

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