Chiropractic is known as an alternative treatment for health, which consist of a wide range of practice techniques and philosophical beliefs. One of the best ways to chose a chiropractor is through the use of referrals by friends, family, and/or primary care physicians. The key component about these recommendations is how to chose wisely. Asking the proper questions when looking for the best possible referrals.
With Chiropractic there are many specialties in which a Chiropractic Physician can continue their educational realm into different specializations (for example: pediatrics, orthopedics, sports injuries), in which doctors are able to become certified in these areas as well as learn specialized techniques to treat theses different injuries and problems.
Here are few links to some of the specialized certifications (also known as diplomat programs), Chiropractic Physicians are able to be certified in. Also, you are able to look for doctors within your area that specializes in these certifications throughout these links, and provides chiropractic services.
• International Chiropractic Pediatric Association: http://icpa4kids.org
• American Chiropractic Board Of Sports Physicians: http://acbsp.com/
• The Academy Of Chiropractic Orthopedics:http://www.dcorthoacademy.com/
• American Chiropractic Neurology Board:https://www.acnb.org/
• American Chiropractic Association (blog on chiropractic specialties):http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2323
The first question that would be recommended is what is the primary reason for the needed care. Is it for pregnancy, an old sports injury, whiplash or the common low back pain. Once this has been answered, the next step recommended would be to do your research, see who in the area where you are living or moving to, is certified in that particular specialization or if its the typical musculoskeletal injuries (such has back and neck pain).
When contacting a chiropractic center ask the prospective office how many visits during the period of time should it take before you begin to feel better. The best answer to this question would be within the first few visits, and within the first 1-4 weeks pain should be reduced. Normal treatment time would be advisable to come in 3 times a week and decrease the amount of visits as the pain is reduced for that condition.
Another key component is to be advised by the chiropractic center about their current insurance plans they are currently covered under, and if the have cash plans for those who are not covered by heath insurance. Sometimes a chiropractic center may have some form of family discounts or specials running during that month.
Always remember the most important factor in picking a doctor regardless of the profession, is how does the doctor interact with you. Do they give you the personal time with you where the interactions between you as the patient and as the doctor feels like a great doctor/patient bond. Do they seemingly care and genuinely want to make sure they can give you the best possible care. Also, are they willing to refer out to insure your healthcare needs are giving the best treatment possible. This is what makes the best doctors for any profession, especially a chiropractic physician.
Chiropractic is a holistic approach to treating injuries and a great alternative/co-management for treatment. Through clinical examination, diagnostic testing, laboratory testing, Chiropractic Physicians are able to asses the patient to determine the proper care needed for the best treatment possible. It's a wonderful alternative approach for treatment, and over all care for health and wellness management.
Discover what chiropractic can do for you, here at our office, Discovery Chiropractic and Wellness Center. We treat different injuries such as low back pain, neck pain, arthritis, car accident injury (auto accident injury).