Questions to Ask your Chiropractor
Are you curious about chiropractic care? Have you been injured in a car accident or workplace incident? Are you in pain and looking for a solution? If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is for you! Every year, millions of people visit the chiropractor to receive treatment for various injuries. Chiropractic care is the leading treatment for car accidents and work claims all over the world. Millions of patients each year, means thousands of chiropractors and if you live in a big city, this could even mean hundreds in your area. So how do you know which chiropractor to choose? With so many options to choose from, it’s important to know what questions to ask in order to find the right chiropractor for you.
Here are 7 important questions to ask a prospective chiropractor:
- What techniques do you practice? This is an important question because you want to find a chiropractor that offers diverse treatment options. Some chiropractors are only proficient in a single technique. The issue with this is that not every condition can be treated efficiently with the use of only one technique. Find a chiropractor that specializes in a variety of techniques to relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, flexibility, and improve the quality of your life.
- Will you write your recommendations down for me? You should find a chiropractor that is willing to write down his or her recommendations. This allows you to ponder your options before making a decision. It should be a clear explanation of what the care will consist of, how long the treatment will last, and how much it will cost.
- Do you take x-rays? You should seek a chiropractor that takes x-rays when necessary to rule out fractures or gross pathology. X-rays can also be used to determine the health of joints and discs to provide an indication of how long it will take for you to recover and which techniques will be most effective.
- Can you give me references? You should ask for 5 references. This seems like a lot but if you’re chiropractor is good at what he or she does; they will be able to provide you with at least 5 good references. Three of these references should be current patients and the other two should be from fellow colleagues in the chiropractic field.
- What kind of payment plans do you have? Most successful practices typically allow patients to make payments in various ways. You are trying to heal your body, the last thing you needs is the stress of making the next payment.
- Do you have a no-waiting policy? When you’re injured you don’t want to be waiting around for treatment. You should find a chiropractor that manages patient volume and ensures that you aren’t waiting in the reception room for more than 5 minutes.
- Do you offer free consultations? You should be able to see your chiropractor for the first time absolutely free. There is no way your chiropractor can expect you to choose him or her without meeting him or her first. You should be able to ask your chiropractor questions the first visit without paying a dime!