How to Find the Best Chiropractor in Your Area
(5 minute read) - Dr. Gabriel Waterman
As you know there are many types of healthcare professionals and specialties, and sometimes, choosing the right one for you or your family can be difficult. This is why many medical doctor’s offices require a referral from a primary care provider who has done an initial evaluation to determine what speciality you may need. In the medical care system, this is important so you don’t end up with a heart specialist trying to treat a foot pain concern for which they are not an expert. Just like someone who specializes as a mechanic may be able to diagnose and fix a car engine problem, but may not be the best person to fix a lawn mower engine problem.
The reason we point this out to you is because every industry has specialists - mechanics, retail, accounting, health care, etc. Chiropractic is no different - we have specialties and subspecialties, too! EVERY CHIROPRACTOR IS DIFFERENT. There are chiropractic offices that specialize in care for people who have been in car accidents. There are offices that specialize in care for athletes, and offices that specialize in pain management. You can often find chiropractors that specialize in all different areas such as spinal correction, nervous system function, pediatrics, maternity, neurology, sports, scoliosis, TMJ disorders, etc. There are different approaches and styles to adjusting and applying therapy. Some chiropractors use instruments. Some chiropractors only adjust manually. The list goes on and on, but the important thing to note is that not every chiropractor is the same and not every chiropractic approach will achieve the same results. Someone who specializes in getting general pain relief after a car accident may not be an expert in scoliosis correction. Sometimes, these specialities are not clearly communicated, so it is important to ask questions!
Another point to consider when looking for the best chiropractor is the method(s) he or she uses to evaluate you and your health concerns. There are a wide variety of evaluation methods that are used by chiropractors in different specialities. It is important that these methods are thorough, specific and accurate. You never want someone guessing with your health!
The best chiropractor for you will be able to communicate well with you and educate you on your evaluation, your care, your financial options, and what to expect throughout the process of your care. Education is very important in order to understand your health and reach your health goals.
Lastly, to find the best chiropractor for you, I recommend visiting the office and getting a feel for the environment, the team and the doctor(s). Many offices offer a free consultation to make sure you are in the right place to address your health concerns and health goals. If the fit doesn’t feel right, it may be much more difficult to reach your health goals. You should feel warm, safe and welcome when you walk into the best chiropractor’s office.
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With the endless amount of information at our fingertips, we hope that this helps you find the best chiropractor in your community. We are honored to have this opportunity to reach you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
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