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How to Choose the Right Chiropractor?

Many individuals may believe that all chiropractors are more or less the same, but as is the case with any other doctor, this is not the truth. In fact, results may differ drastically depending on which chiropractor you go to see. Like any other medical professional, some doctors are more efficient and effective at providing treatment than others. However, not all chiropractic doctors are the same. Patients may receive drastically different results while being treated by one chiropractor compared to another. Therefore, when selecting the best chiropractor for you, it is imperative that you ask the right questions so that you receive the results you deserve and find the best fit for you.

How to Select the Best Chiropractor

Many people don’t know how to find the best chiropractor for them, so they may choose the office nearest to them without determining if this is the best office to suit their needs. However, when looking for a chiropractor, there are some things you should be on the lookout for that will indicate you’ve found the best fit.

1. Ask Friends, Families, and Groups for Recommendations

When seeking a medical professional, such as a chiropractor, a wonderful place to begin is by asking for recommendations. Whether asking your doctor, asking a massage or physical therapist, or asking friends and family, it is a good idea to gather personal recommendations.

Additionally, many athletes, sports teams, groups, and athletic clubs include members who receive chiropractic treatment. Ask members of any athletic group you belong to (such as a golf club, basketball team, or running group) if any of them have a chiropractor they see that they would recommend. Receiving a recommendation (or several), is a wonderful place to begin your search, especially if the recommendation comes from somebody who’s obtained desirable results from seeing that chiropractor.

2. Look at Reviews

Another important thing you should consider when looking for a chiropractor is to look at the chiropractor’s reviews. However, it is essential to glance at more than the star ratings. Search for any good or bad comments indicating how patients were treated, how they felt, what the office was like, and if they would recommend the chiropractor to others. Reviews are essential to get a feel about a business’s reputation. Reviews may be found on Google, a Facebook page, Yelp, Healthgrades, or other online sources. Ensure you take the time to look through the reviews, rather than just taking the rating at face value. Personal accountings of the patient experience can divulge much more about the practice beyond good and bad.

3. View Their Educational Content

At Atlas Total Health Chiropractic, we strive to maintain an educational approach to treating patients. We like to talk to them to ensure that our patients understand why they are in pain, what we are treating it, and what they can do while back at home to manage their health. When looking at prospective chiropractors, peruse their educational content to see if educating their patients is a priority in their practice.

The simplest way to begin is to view the chiropractor’s webpage. Does the practice have a blog? If so, does it have educational posts that are helpful? Are conditions and methods of treatment explained in a manner you can understand?

In today’s age, social media is now another excellent spot where you may find educational content that a business has to offer. Look for a chiropractor you are contemplating contacting on social media to see if they are creating helpful content on those platforms. These platforms will often help you to get a better feel for the office and what they may be able to do for you.

4. Inquire About Their Experience Treating Your Specific Issue

After contacting a new chiropractic doctor regarding a consultation or during your consultation, inquire about their experience with treating your particular injury or pain. For example, if you are suffering from whiplash after a car accident, ask the chiropractor how frequently they treat this issue or ask them to discuss with you some facts surrounding a few patients who had similar issues and what their treatment and results were like.

Chiropractors specialize in various areas, so inquiring about the specific issue you are dealing with will provide a good indication as to whether or not this chiropractor is the best fit for you. If you feel that this chiropractor rarely treats the condition you are experiencing or do not feel like you have received clear answers during your consultation, it may be best if your search for another chiropractor.

5. Inquire About Which Techniques They Use

As every medical professional is different and will implement different techniques. In chiropractic care, there is a broad range of available treatments that patients may benefit from, including but not limited to laser therapy, decompression, adjustments, dry needling, and more. A chiropractor that utilizes a wide range of techniques is also dedicated to evolving and improving with medical advancements.

Keep in mind that many individuals may have visited a chiropractor previously and did not receive the results they were seeking. Sadly, this occurs frequently, and we find this happening often. Many individuals will seek us out after feeling like they have tried everything, which may include other chiropractors. As is the same with other medical doctors and professionals in the medical industry, if one chiropractor did not provide you with the relief and treatment you deserve, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. It is likely that you just haven’t found the right chiropractic doctor for you yet.

If you are in the Chattanooga area, we would love to meet with you and see if we are the right chiropractor for you. Call (866) 668-0108 today or contact us online to schedule your consultation. We will explain how we can help you feel better quicker and get you back to optimal health.