Sometimes, during your first visit to your chiropractor, they may order X-rays or refer you to your family doctor or a nurse practitioner for diagnostic tests, such as lab work or advanced imaging, as part of their assessment process.
Using the best available evidence and their clinical expertise your chiropractor will then be able to assess and diagnose issues affecting your body’s movement. Once they have made a diagnosis, they can develop a treatment plan to specifically meet your needs and preferences.
For many conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment. For others, such as pain associated with arthritis, diabetes or osteoporosis, an interprofessional approach is advisable.