What to Look for in a Chiropractor

Mar 26, 2015

How to Choose a Chiropractor | AICA MariettaChoosing a Marietta Chiropractor can be challenging, especially when there are several philosophies and techniques to choose from.

Some Chiropractors make adjustments with the aid of instruments; some prefer manual manipulations, some work with the whole body and some work exclusively on the spine.

All of the options can be overwhelming, but there are steps you can take to make sure the one you choose is a good fit.

Here’s how to find a chiropractor in Marietta that best suits your needs.

Research The Best Chiropractic Care

Before you can decide what type of Chiropractic care you prefer you need to know what makes them all different. Are you looking for a simple adjustment or do you need a more intensive program of therapy?

Once you are familiar with the various chiropractic techniques, it will be easier to narrow your search down to practitioners who specialize in the technique you prefer. If you aren’t sure what technique is best for you or if you have concerns about a particular technology consult your primary care physician.

You should also research the practitioners themselves. Look for reviews by previous patients, make sure that any potential candidates are licensed to practice in Georgia and have the required level of education from an accredited college or university.

Ask Friends and Family

Choosing a Chiropractor is a very personal decision, so it can be helpful to get recommendations from people you know and trust.

Just be aware that their needs and preferences may not be the same as yours, so further research is advised.

Ask Questions

Consult with a few potential Chiropractors before you choose one.

Asking a few questions will help you make a well-informed decision.

Ask:

  • How long the candidate has been in practice
  • What treatment will be like
  • How long it should take
  • How often you would be expected to come in for treatment.
  • About insurance coverage and payment options.
  • If an X-ray will be needed. After looking over your health records and conducting an exam, a chiropractor may take an X-ray to rule out fractures, dislocations, and bone disease, but an X-ray is not always required before treatment.
  • Will there will be additional exercises to perform outside of treatment. It’s important that you are involved in your healing process, and your chiropractor should be willing to give you the guidelines to do so.
  • Will you be referred to another healthcare professional if needed? If you require getting non-chiropractic treatment for your condition, your chiropractor should be able to refer you to the proper specialist for care.

If you are satisfied with all the candidates’ answers, choose the one who you feel the best connection with.Above all, it is important that you are comfortable with your chiropractor and feel confident that he or she is entirely dedicated to your treatment.

Above all, it is important that you are comfortable with your chiropractor and feel convinced that he or she is dedicated to your treatment.

Don’t make the snap decision to choose a chiropractor based on low prices or scare tactics. You deserve the best possible care, so take the time to find it.

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