How to Pick a Good Chiropractor

Sep 18, 2020

How to Pick a Good ChiropractorFinding a good chiropractor doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! When looking for a Jonesboro chiropractor, you might find yourself overwhelmed at the number of chiropractors you find in the area from a basic internet search. However, there is more to picking a good chiropractor than simply the one that’s closest to your home or office. Whether you are new to Jonesboro or are looking for a new chiropractor to treat your neck pain or other sorts of pain, consider the following ideas when you pick a chiropractor.

Ask for a Referral

Some of the best referrals come from people you trust and who know you well. Ask your friends and family if they have a chiropractor in the area they recommend. You might be surprised to find out just how many people you know who have been to a chiropractor or are currently seeing one. Find out more about what brought your friend to that chiropractor, what their experience has been like, and if there was anything they wish was different about the experience. It is always helpful to gain a bit of context with what it is that your friend or family member appreciates so much about the experience with their Jonesboro chiropractor.

If you have suffered a car accident injury and are looking for a chiropractor for continued treatment and care, your doctor may also have suggestions or referrals in the Jonesboro area. Car accident doctors who commonly treat these specific types of injuries may be able to refer you to a specific chiropractor who is also highly experienced with a whiplash injury. If you sustained a back injury and ended up in the ER, you might want to consider following up for treatment with a Jonesboro chiropractor and your medical team may have a recommendation specific to your injuries.

Review Their Website

Nowadays, all kinds of information is available online to help you make the best decision for you. Almost every chiropractor will have a website with information about themselves, their practice, and treatment options. Reviewing the information on their website is a great way to learn more about the practice. Start with the most practical information: where is the practice located in relation to you, what are its hours of operation, and do these work for your schedule. Once you’ve jumped over this hurdle, it’s time to learn more about the chiropractor, common reasons for treatment at their practice, and more.

If you have a particular injury such as whiplash, you will want to find out if your Jonesboro chiropractor has experience with treating car accident victims. If you are more interested in developing a continuing care routine with your chiropractor, it is helpful to know whether or not your chiropractor offers maintenance appointments. In addition to what the chiropractor treats, it is also helpful to understand how they approach treatment. Chiropractors use a combination of adjustment techniques including manual adjustments and adjustments with instruments. If you are more comfortable with one technique more than the other than it is helpful to find out more about their chiropractic treatment style.

Finally, it is also helpful to review the chiropractor’s educational background and confirm they received a Doctorate of Chiropractic and are licensed in your state. Chiropractors go through years of post-secondary education specifically for chiropractic and are required to complete clinical hours as well. A chiropractor may also share their philosophy of chiropractic, what drew them to the field, and what motivates them to continue in chiropractic care today.

Schedule an Initial Consultation

Once you have decided on a chiropractor who seems like a good fit for you, the most effective way to find out is to schedule an initial consultation. Some chiropractors even offer free initial consultations or consultations without a follow-up obligation so you can feel most comfortable in your choice. The initial consultation is a chance for you to meet the chiropractor in person and share what brings to you their practice. It is also helpful for you to share your short-term and long-term treatment goals with the chiropractor so they can learn more about you.

Your Jonesboro chiropractor will likely want to learn more about your medical history, your previous experiences with chiropractic care, and how your current injury, pain, or discomfort affects your daily life. They may also want to use diagnostic imaging technology in order to get a better picture of what is going on in the trouble spots. X-rays are the most commonly used diagnostic imaging used by chiropractors and can supplement their diagnosis and treatment plan with a clearer view of your bones and joints.

AICA Orthopedics in Jonesboro has a team of chiropractors who are skilled in treating a variety of injuries and pain. Call today to schedule an initial consultation and learn more about how an individualized treatment plan will work for you!


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