Your first osteopathy appointment begins with an initial medical history. This provides us with important subjective information about your health, your complaint, and your goals from osteopathic treatment. We will ask you about the nature of your pain using an acronym SOCRATES. This stands for site, onset, character, radiation, associated symptoms, timeline, exacerbating/relieving factors, and severity. In addition to questions about your pain, we will ask you about your general health, including any medication you’re taking and any previous injury or illness.