Chiropractic techniques and practices have been around since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians have records of such, as do the Greek and Chinese. In fact, there are records nearly 5000 years old that contain references to some of the same techniques that are used by chiropractors today. While the knowledge of humanity has grown by leaps and bounds, these techniques have remained in use, benefitting humanity.
Despite spending decades “out in the cold”, as far as mainstream Western medicine was concerned, chiropractic is a field that has successfully established itself as an accepted field of medicine. While it is now almost universally accepted, there are still those who dismiss chiropractors as hustlers and quacks. And indeed, like in any profession, there are some hustler chiropractors. So how do you know, if you’re new to chiropractic care, whom to choose?
How do I know who is good and who is not?
You might want to start by talking to your general practitioner. While some doctors maintain a disdain for chiropractors, most are less narrow-minded and have realized that chiropractors are not woo-woo crazy, nor are they in competition with more mainstream medical professionals. So your family doc might have a chiropractor to whom he might recommend you.
If, however, your doctor can’t – or won’t – recommend a chiropractor, you could talk to a physical therapist or spine specialist. These two branches of medicine work most closely with chiropractors, often working in concert together to bring full health back to victims of accidents and such. Chances are, they will have a recommendation.
Still don’t have a name (or names) to check out? Ask your friends, family, and co-workers. It’s almost certain that someone you know is a happily cared for patient of a good chiropractor. And it’s almost certain that a poll of your acquaintances will result in two or more names to investigate further.
You want me to pick just one??
So, now you’ve got candidates for your potential chiropractor. What next? Just like you likely wouldn’t buy a car without checking it out first, you should check out any potential medical professional. Schedule a consultation with the chiropractor(s). Be open to the whole experience of the chiropractor’s office. Is it in a good location for you? Is the office itself nicely apportioned and well maintained? Did you have to wait a long time before you got to go in for your consult? This is especially important, as you may find yourself sitting in the waiting room at some point in the future while in a lot of pain, and you won’t enjoy a long wait then!
Once you’re in the consult room, how do you feel about the chiropractor? Is she courteous and friendly? Does she communicate well and fully answer your questions? Does she ask the right type of questions when asking you about your problems?
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