A: On your first visit, your chiropractor will take a history of your problem, gathering details about past injuries, medications, other treatments, quality and severity of the pain, etc. He will then perform an examination, testing your reflexes, muscle strength, sensation, and performing orthopedic tests to pinpoint the source of your pain and rule out serious issues. He will then determine an appropriate treatment plan, consisting of treatments such as joint manipulation/mobilization, soft tissue mobilization/manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, traction, muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, or heat/ice, tailored to your specific problem. For most issues, you will need to return 1 to 3 times per week to continue treatment. Most patients are re-evaluated every 30 days, at which point the treatment will be modified, continued, or you will be discharged from active care.