If you’re new to the world of chiropractics, one of the biggest questions you may have is how to select the best chiropractor. Have no fear! There’s a lot to know about the world of chiropractic care, but it’s not that difficult to decide what will best fit your needs. Read on to find out how you can find the right chiropractor for you!
Where to Start
The best place to start is by asking your primary care physician. You may not realize that medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic often work in tandem, in order to provide the best care to patients as possible, so you primary care doctor should be able to recommend someone competent and trustworthy.
Asking friends, co-workers and neighbors is also a great place to start. With so many locations to choose from, I’m sure that more than one acquaintance or friend has been to the Joint and can tell you how fabulous the doctors are! Make sure to take advice from others with a grain of salt, though. At the end of the day you have to find someone that you are comfortable with who will meet your specific needs.
It is a perfectly acceptable thing to call up a chiropractic office and ask for an appointment just to meet and “interview” your potential chiropractor. You can also do this by phone if you‘re comfortable with it. This way you can learn more about the chiropractor, the techniques they employ and about the clinic at large. Feeling comfortable is going to very important as you go forward, so make sure to go with a chiropractor where you feel comfortable with their practice and location.
Questions you may want to consider asking a potential chiropractor are what their specialty, if any, may be, and how many years they have been practicing. You’ll want to note if you feel they are courteous and if they answer any questions you may have fully and completely. Don’t be shy – ask whatever you need in order to get what you want. Make sure to ask about the techniques they use too!
While the chiropractic philosophy is shared by chiropractors, there are still different techniques they may use or specialize in that you will want to research and ask about. Some doctors perform joint manipulation only with their hands while others use instruments as well. Also, some chiropractors prefer firm manipulation while others may have a softer touch. Finding the right chiropractor for you is going to be about details like this.
The Joint is a great place to start finding out more about chiropractic. The staff and doctors are here to help you and want you to have the best experience you can. So call today and find out more about what our chiropractors have to offer!