How to Find a Chiropractor
You wake up one day and realize the pain you’ve had in your neck or lower back just isn’t going away. In fact, it seems to be getting worse. You’ve heard about chiropractic care and wonder if that could be the answer to your pain issue. What do you do next?
Here are some tips to help you find a chiropractor in your area:
Get a Referral
It’s always a good idea to get a referral from your general practitioner if you can. If not, do you know anyone who has received excellent care from a local chiropractor? Ask your friends and family members if they can refer you.
Be Sure of Licensure and Experience
It is never advisable to trust your health to someone until you have verified their licensure and experience. Be sure to look for a chiropractor who is up-to-date on his or her licensure. This will mean they are up-to-date on the latest and most effective treatments. You should be able to find this information by searching their website or your local board of chiropractic examiners.
It's also important to ensure the chiropractor has experience with your particular physical issue. Some professionals specialize in particular injuries or medical conditions, so be sure to find out if they will be able to help you.
Once you have your candidates down to two or three options, you’ll want to do a side-by-side comparison of pricing. Chiropractic care is not a one-and-done scenario. You will most likely need to work together for weeks and even months to get your issue resolved. And even then, it’s always advisable to continue working together to keep your body aligned and your health optimized. For this reason, you want to be sure you can afford their services.
Speaking of prices, you’ll definitely want to check your insurance coverage. Each chiropractic practice is different. Some may accept only certain insurance providers, some may not accept any insurance at all, and some may accept all major insurance providers. Don’t necessarily cut out those that don’t accept insurance. Often these practices will try to keep their costs down as much as possible.
If you follow these guidelines you’ll be able to find a chiropractor you can afford and with the experience to help you resolve your specific pain.
And if you live in the local area and are looking for a chiropractor, please give us a call or stop by our office for a customized treatment plan.