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5 Tips to Find the Right Chiropractor for You

Written by - Updated June 28, 2018

If you’ve got a back or spinal issue and are looking for a chiropractor, this article could be for you. With such a competitive medical industry, it can be hard to know exactly what to look for when trying to find a new chiropractor or spinal specialist. Let’s take a look at a few tips so you can know what to look for when making your decision.

1. Consider Asking your Doctor

This should probably be one of the first steps when trying to find a new chiropractor. Your general physician should have a few he can recommend. If you’re stuck, ask around — in addition to your own doctor, a number of other medical professionals might have someone they can recommend.

These sorts of recommendations from qualified medical professionals are normally worth a lot more than if they’re from someone with no expertise or experience in medicine.

 Consider Asking your Doctor

2. Look for Reviews

You’ll obviously be trying to find a chiropractor in your local area, so local review sites could be what you’re looking for. Try a quick search to see if there’s one chiropractor in your area that comes highly recommended.

One simple and effective way to find the right chiropractor online is to perform a basic web search with the right location and keywords. For example: Lakeland Chiropractor | New City Chiro.

3. Make Sure they Offer the Services you Need

Chiropractor is actually quite a broad term. While all chiropractors deal with spinal and back health, many have gone down different routes of specialization. So before you hire one, you need to know if they’ve got the exact experience and qualifications to deal with your particular issue, as well as if they offer the right additional services.

You can also look at whether they use the right techniques for you — there are lots of different ones available.

4. Make Sure they Offer the Right Additional Treatments

Make Sure they Offer the Right Additional Treatments

Most care centres will offer additional treatments alongside their more established services, so check that any you may be wanting are on offer. Things like massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counselling and heat therapy could be available through your chiropractor.

Read Next: What Is The Real Reason Behind Lower Back Pain?

5. Go for a Consultation before Committing

If you can, arrange a quick consultation to get an evaluation of what you’ll be needing before you sign up. Make sure you know what sort of treatment plan they’ll be offering and if it’s right for you.

You’ll also want to make sure you’re aware of how much it’s going to cost. As a competitive industry, you might want to shop around a bit to find the best-priced quote — but that shouldn’t be the only thing you’re using to make your decision.

These tips should get you started when looking for a new chiropractor. You should also check things like qualifications and certifications to support their services.

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Contributor : Melissa Feldman (Joint Health Magazine)

Melissa Feldman is a Canadian writer, editor, and English language expert. She has undergraduate degrees in both teaching and psychology and a master’s degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies. She spent almost 20 years writing and designing English as a Second Language educational materials, including several textbooks. She has presented the cumulative research of many health topics ranging from dietary supplements to joint pain relief products and topical pain reliever. She is skilled at writing compelling articles and producing academic, marketing and creative content. Melissa currently lives in Toronto, Canada and works as an independent research writer. She has more than a decade of experience reviewing and editing publications intended for both public and professional audiences. You can connect with her on Linkedin.

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