The topic of chiropractic care has started dominating the wellness sphere. Holistic means of healing are being chosen over traditional western medicine. It’s estimated that roughly 27 million Americans are now annually treated with chiropractic care. There are many known benefits of chiropractic treatment, which has made it such a popular treatment. However, when choosing a chiropractor it’s easy to be overwhelmed. To ensure you get the most from your treatment lets take a look at some questions you should be asking. We hope they will help inform you, not simply about choosing a chiropractor but most importantly, how to choose the right chiropractor.
There are few basic questions you should ask yourself before you’re even ready to start looking at a chiropractor:
- How much does your insurance cover?
- What are you willing to pay?
- Which gender will make you the most comfortable when you’re on the table?
- What treatment methods are you interested in?
- How do you communicate the best?
You may be wondering what these questions have to do with your chiropractic care. But knowing the answers to these questions can help make the choosing process that much easier. By knowing these parameters, you will be more effective in making the best decision for your own care.
Round Two of Questions:
Once you figure out what will make you the most comfortable, it’s time to tackle another set of questions as you begin the process of choosing a chiropractor.
Who are they?
A quick online search should tell you a lot about your chiropractor. You can find out their background, education, specialties, and any research projects or charities they’re involved with. Finding out about their area of expertise is important, so you can ensure you’re choosing a chiropractor with a focus or special interest in your condition.
What Techniques Do They Use?
There are a number of different techniques that are used during chiropractic care. When you are narrowing down your decision, take a deeper look into the techniques used. This way you will know off the bat what may occur during the session. Come up with any questions you may have and never hesitate to reach out and ask.
Do They Do Any Additional Treatment?
Depending on your discomfort, pain, and/or conditions, it may be the most beneficial to find a chiropractor who uses additional treatment. This can include acupuncture, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, interferential electrical muscle stimulation, cryotherapy and heat therapies. Through these methods, recovery time may be much shorter. You may also help find aids to other ailments you didn’t even realize you had!
The Best Tip…
You can look over online reviews until you are blue in the face. However, time and time again, a good referral always remains supreme. Ask around and compile a list of recommended chiropractors. Try asking family, friends, coworkers, and your healthcare provider to start.
Take the time to research the chiropractors’ credentials and experience. If they ever worked in partnership with a hospital, research the quality and care of that hospital. As you narrow down your list, call each chiropractor’s office to see if he or she is accepting new patients. If so, ask for an appointment to meet and interview the chiropractor.
At Zock Family Chiropractic, We Want to Help
Dr. Kerstin Zock has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, a doctorate in chiropractic (DC) and is also certified in the Webster Technique. Contact us to set up a completely free assessment of your discomforts and ailments. Let us help you create a wellness routine to help you live your best life!
* This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please contact a medical professional for advice.