Chiropractic is a safe and non-invasive way of treating various
conditions, from chronic lower back pain to vertigo or tinnitus.
Many patients prefer this kind of treatment because it does not
involve taking medicine or having surgery. Whether they are
allergic to various substances or at risk in case of invasive
procedures, these people find well-deserved relief from pain and
tension. However, you did not experience the same benefits when you
tried chiropractic. In our opinion, you did not find the right
chiropractor for you.
Why Do You Need to Find the Right Chiropractor?
Not all chiropractors are the same, just like not all allopath
doctors are the same. Although they practice the same kind of
medicine, chiropractors are more or less experienced in a certain
condition and have different treatment plans.
Thus, you should do some research and find the right chiropractor before you schedule an appointment. A negative first experience has made many people believe that chiropractic does not work and is not real medicine. In fact, they simply went for treatment at a chiropractor who was not able to help with their particular health issue.
Here Is How to Look for a Chiropractor
First of all, you need to decide how far you are willing to
drive to your chiropractic appointments. You need to find the right
chiropractor in your local area. Once you have established an area
and selected the chiropractic practices in it, here are the next
1. Look for Reviews and Ratings
Google has made it easier for patients to leave ratings and
reviews for various clinics and practices. You will usually see the
average rating right next to the name of the practice in Google
This is an initial step in the process. If you want to find the right chiropractor, you must go more in-depth with your research. Reading some of the reviews will help. You may get a general idea of the kind of conditions the chiropractor specializes in.
2. Look for Educational Materials on Their Website
Most chiropractors want to educate their patients and help them
understand what they do and how they can help with the various
conditions. You can find the right chiropractor by reading articles
on their blog or attending a webinar.
In general, you can also ask questions at the end of a webinar, so you can inquire whether they specialize in your condition.
3. Ask about the Chiropractor’s Experience with Your Condition
Even if you do not attend a webinar, you can still call or email
the chiropractors you are evaluating and ask them to tell you how
much experience they have with your condition. Although
chiropractors do not generally specialize in a condition or part of
the body (like allopath doctors), they may have more patients
suffering from one specific ailment. Thus, they will know more
about that condition, and how various patients responded to their
4. Ask about the Techniques They Use
Chiropractic is not a single set of techniques. Although
adjustments are the most frequent type of treatment, they are not
the only ones. Chiropractors also use:
• Dry needling
• Ultrasound stimulation
• Class 4 laser therapy.
So, to find the right chiropractor, you need to ask them if their technique usually works for your condition, and whether they can adapt their treatment plan to your specific needs.
5. Evaluate the First Appointment
Last but not least, you need to have an evaluation appointment
in order to find the right chiropractor. You should go through a
thorough check-up, including:
• An evaluation of your medical history
• Questions about your allergies, special risks
• Physical evaluation
• Questions about family history.
An experienced chiropractor will ease your mind, explain everything in simple terms you can understand, and help you relax and get rid of your fears.