Chiropractic clinics seem to be continuously growing in number, and their techniques and practice philosophies can vary greatly. This can make choosing the best chiropractor for you a challenge. You will need to do some homework about the field and what to expect in order to make the correct selection.
At The Joint Chiropractic, you will find that all of our chiropractors use a hands-on approach to wellness known as the diversified technique. This means they are practiced in the art of high-velocity, low amplitude thrust for manual spinal manipulation. This is the technique that most commonly is used by today’s chiropractors.
Misalignments of the vertebrae in the joints or spine, called a subluxations, are treated to re-align them for maxim unit health throughout the entire body. Typical patients we treat are those with pain-related symptoms caused by life’s stresses, and those who want to maintain overall wellness and improve their chances of avoiding pain with regular chiropractic care.
We encourage our patients to make chiropractic treatments part of their regular health maintenance routine. A healthy diet, exercise, regular visits to your doctor, dentist, and chiropractor can help patients in all aspects of their life.
When seeking out a chiropractor who will suit your needs and become a partner in your health plan, ask for recommendations from those who would know, such as spinal specialists, physical therapists, and primary physicians. Friends and co-workers also can tell you of their experiences, but their definition of what constitutes a good chiropractor may not match yours.
Before making such an important decision as choosing a chiropractor, make an appointment with those on your final list or interview them over the telephone. Then you can explain your needs and you can learn more about the doctor and the clinic.
Find out if there is a long wait in the waiting room, if the office location is convenient, and if the doctor and staff are personable and caring. Do they require that you make an appointment, or can you access their services at your convenience, as you can at The Joint Chiropractic?
Some other issues to consider would be how long the chiropractor has been in practice, the type of training they have received, their ability in answering questions and giving explanations, and their willingness to listen to a patient’s complaints and concerns. Given that chiropractic therapy involves up close physical contact, you should consider your comfort and rapport with the doctor.
Choosing a health care practitioner is not something to rush into or do without due consideration of all of your options. It is, after all, a chiropractor’s job to recommend a course of care that will most benefit you, the patient. It is your job to decide whether to accept that recommendation or to seek help elsewhere.