Before treatment starts your chiropractor explains to you what they found in the history/examination, what they believe to be causing your problem, and their proposed treatment plan to get you better. This may include showing you pictures or anatomical models where appropriate to help you understand what is happening within your body. You will be advised about the benefit of certain exercise; or changes to your lifestyle or diet that may be advantageous, so that you can be part of the solution yourself. A part of getting better is up to you, so please follow any instructions and advice carefully and completely.
It would be appropriate, at this point, for your chiropractor to tell you of any likelihood of recurrence of the problem, and the possible need for any ongoing supportive care. This is not an unusual situation for patients who have had serious injuries, as well as those who have long-term problems due to degeneration of the joints or contributing lifestyle issues.