Choosing the right chiropractor is not something that should be taken lightly. Ultimately this doctor will play a large role in your health going forward, so it’s important that you do your due-diligence first. Here are 5 things you MUST consider when making your decision:
1. Do not make your decision based on proximity or finances
Take your time and shop around rather than going to the closest or cheapest chiropractor you can find online. Be sure to visit different websites and read web-based reviews. Finding someone with a professional website and positive reviews will help ensure you are in good hands. Remember that your health is your most valuable asset, and you should never take it for granted.
2. Always ask for recommendations and reviews
Ask friends, family members, and co-workers for their recommendations. They are a great source of honest information as they have no reason to market to you. Ask questions about the doctors, their staff, and the overall clinic experience to help you make your decision.
3. Identify your goals for care
Not all chiropractors are the same. There are many different techniques, treatment approaches, and specialties within the chiropractic field. Before you visit an office, identify your goals for care and share those goals with the chiropractor. Give them the opportunity to explain their technique so the two of you can decide if you are the right fit for one another.
4. Consider the quality/specificity of the exam and treatments
Does the chiropractor you are considering perform a detailed examination utilizing proper diagnostics (nerve scans, x-rays, etc.) when applicable? Do they present you with a plan of care based on specific guidelines and exam findings? Decide if that is important to you and ask the chiropractor how they assess and diagnose in their office BEFORE receiving any treatment.
5. Customizable home care and posture guidelines
Does the chiropractor seem generally concerned for your well-being both now and in the future? Does he/she educate you on proper health guidelines and exercises going forward so that you can maintain an optimal level of health and prevent future problems from occurring? Ensure that you are completely satisfied with the chiropractor’s recommendations and their office policies. Remember that no two patients are the same, so your care should be specifically tailored for YOU.
By keeping these points in mind when choosing a chiropractor you can significantly increase your chances of improving your health and increasing your patient satisfaction. If you have any questions please give us a call at 905-599-4804 to schedule a complimentary consultation.