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Although chiropractic care is highly effective in pain management, finding the right chiropractor might be hard. All chiropractors are not alike, and unless the one you choose is compatible with you and familiar in treating similar conditions, the treatment might not work for you.
Since whiplash treatment includes hands-on procedures, the rapport with the chiropractor and treatment style choice plays a critical role in successful treatment.
Keep reading to see tips on how your chiropractic search should begin.
While other professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment.
The first person to ask for a recommendation is your primary care physician. Most likely they’ve already recommended some patients to some competent and reliable chiropractors in the past.
If you know a spine specialist or physical therapist, you can ask them too.
To highlight the quality of recommendation that you expect, you can ask them who they would recommend to their family.
You can also ask neighbors, friends, or colleagues if they know of or use a good chiropractor in the area.
However, keep in mind that the word ‘best’ differs from person to person, and you must judge their views accordingly to understand how good it will be for you. Consider the names that repeatedly come from various sources, as these tend to be reliable.
The spine as a whole operates as a functional unit. Each vertabra can affect its neighbor and one portion of the spine may affect or damage other areas of the body.
The more you know about a chiropractor, the better your understanding of the kind of treatment to expect. Conducting the interview either in person or on the phone will help you understand how they perform.
The discussion should help determine how comfortable you will feel in that particular clinic. You can also ask how long the typical waiting time is so that you can come prepared.
Analyze the conversation to understand the comfort level you had during the interaction and how friendly and courteous the chiropractor is.
This might point to the kind of patient care that you should expect. Whether the chiropractor is ready to listen to your problems and has patience and attaches importance to your treatment choices and preferences are points to note.How do you find the best chiropractor who is right for you? Here are some important factors to keep in mind.Click To Tweet
Verifying their reputation and professional goodwill will remove all doubts. Each state has a licensing and regulation board for chiropractors that lists disciplinary actions against current chiropractors.
Checking the chiropractor’s educational background and the accreditation of the college the chiropractor went to school is also a good idea.
Remember, a chiropractor will only recommend a treatment that suits a patient’s condition and preference, but the patient must decide whether to accept or reject it. Good luck!
Chiropractic works in harmony with the basic healing forces of the body, whereas the allopathic, western medical establishment doesn’t have nearly as holistic a vision.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.