A chiropractic follow-up is an appointment with a chiropractor scheduled after a previous visit. Its purpose depends mostly on how the previous visit went.
If a follow-up is scheduled after an initial consultation and after the results of diagnostic tests are released, the purpose is to explain the results of the tests as well as the patient’s possible treatment options. The appointment ends with the doctor providing his treatment recommendations based on his findings or diagnosis.
However, if a follow-up is scheduled after treatment, its purpose is to assess the results of the treatment and check if more treatment is needed.BOOK NOW
A chiropractic follow-up visit is a safe, routine appointment that poses little to no risk to the patient. Chiropractic itself has a high safety rating compared to other branches of medicine because it does not involve invasive surgery or medications. Thus, there is no risk of negative side effects, infection and bleeding.
A herniated disk or a worsening of an existing disk herniation
Compression of nerves in the lower spinal column (cauda equina syndrome)
A certain type of stroke (vertebral artery dissection) after neck manipulation
Don't seek chiropractic adjustment if you have:
Numbness, tingling or loss of strength in an arm or leg
An increased risk of stroke
A known bone abnormality in the upper neck
What you can expect
A chiropractic follow-up is recommended for all patients who either need treatment or has undergone treatment. In some cases, follow-up does not just refer to a single visit, but to a series of visits done on a regular basis at certain intervals. These visits aim to continue improving the patient’s condition and are necessary for serious chiropractic conditions that require long-term therapy and regular adjustments. While some people may require just a few visits, some may need several months of continuous care. On average, patients are scheduled for 6 to 12 follow-up regular visits.
Soft tissue therapy