choose a chiropractor

How to choose a Chiropractor

Chiropractic was first practiced by Daniel David Palmer of Iowa, USA, in 1895. Chiropractic is classed as holistic medicine; holistic treatments in the main preclude the use of manmade medications or invasive surgery. There are many instances where doctors recommend surgery when in fact the problem can easily be solved through a more natural treatment such as chiropractic.

Modern drugs merely mask the pain; the underlying condition and cause of pain remains. Surgeries might also not be the answer. There have been instances where procedures carried out in the past that were supposed to have eradicated the problem, only for the condition to return, often more intense than before the surgery was carried out.

Therefore, the approach of chiropractic is different. Whether you have spine, joint or muscle issues, you will benefit from chiropractic treatment. However, as with any medical or physical condition, the key is on how to choose a chiropractor who will be the perfect fit for you.

Read reviews

Check reviews made by people who have had chiropractic treatment. Typical reviews will mention the ease of the treatment, the almost instant relief from the pain they had been suffering and of course the skill of the chiropractor.

If you are like most people reading reviews, you’ll want to do a little more research before taking to the treatment table. Read as many reviews as you can; not just about one particular practitioner but several. However, just remember that should only be one element of your research.

Specific experience

Just like medical doctors, some chiropractors specialize in certain areas. Some are more focused on spine health issues. Others have more experiences in dealing with muscle and joint pains. Whether you are suffering from back or neck pain, you need someone who can understand your case and provide you with the right help. Ask these questions to get the answers you need.

Check the techniques used

Chiropractic is not the same for everyone. There are different techniques used to achieve optimal recovery. You might have specific treatments in mind since you may have researched chiropractic treatments which are available and how chiropractic might affect your particular injury or condition. These are things which you can raise during the initial consultation.

Make an appointment for a consultation

This is also your chance to check if the chiropractor is someone you can ‘get on’ with. It may seem trivial considering the chiropractor will have your best physical health as his or her major concern. However, in much the same way you might choose a dentist for their caring approach if you have a fear of dentists, first impressions always count.


At the end of the day, you will have to make a judgment call as to which chiropractor you choose is right for you. We hope the few tips provided will help you on your way to making a more informed choice.

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