It is not necessary to be referred by a medical doctor for a chiropractic consultation. However, the chiropractor will collaborate with other health professionals involved in your case to ensure concerted actions and maximize results.
The chiropractor will first perform a case history and a physical examination to identify the cause of your problem. The chiropractor will sometimes take radiographs to confirm the clinical diagnosis.
Then he will tell you if chiropractic care is appropriate or whether it is preferable to refer you to another health professional. If chiropractic can help, he will establish with you a personalised plan of care and well-being goals.