choose a Chiropractor

How to Choose a Chiropractor

So you’ve decided to see a chiropractor – now you need to choose a chiropractor clinic that suits you. It’s important to understand that as a health profession, chiropractic is a complementary and alternative medicine, meaning it differs from traditional medicine. It can be quite limited on the NHS as a complementary therapy, so you’ll often have to find your own private clinic and book an appointment without being referred.

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, it’s difficult to know what to look for when choosing your practice. Here are a few tips to make sure you make the right decision and find a chiropractor which is suited to your individual needs.

image of contract Are they members of a professional chiropractic organisation?

As with all professionals, chiropractors should be registered with the official board in their sector to prove they are qualified and trusted. When it comes to chiropractic, this is the General Chiropractic Council. Additionally, it looks good if the health professional is a member of an industry organisation which raises standards and promotes good practice, such as the British Chiropractic Association. If you visit the website, you can even find chiropractic clinics in your area.

Reviews and word of mouth

As with anything, sometimes the best way to find a trusted professional is by asking for recommendations. Ask family and friends if they have ever visited a chiropractor and if they would or wouldn’t recommend them. If you don’t know anybody who has experience of chiropractic treatment, go online and look up reviews for your local practice to see if it has a good reputation.

Techniquesimage of review

Healthcare professionals often have different specialisms, and this is true of chiropractors. They would have trained at different places and will use various techniques for your condition. It’s important to find a chiropractor which will use techniques perfectly matched to your complaint. Ask what the chiropractor specialises in, whether it’s joint pain or sporting injuries for example.


In most cases, you’ll want to see that the chiropractor has many years of experience and has been working at the clinic for a substantial amount of time. You shouldn’t make final decisions solely on this factor, but a chiropractor with a long career is a good indication of happy patients. However, also bear in mind that younger practitioners may be just as qualified and even have more modern and scientific techniques under their belt.

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.

4 replies
  1. Kyle Winters
    Kyle Winters says:

    I agree, as simple as it may seem, reviews really are the best way to find a chiropractor. After all, you want to find one that you know you can trust and share your medical history with this. Because of that, you need to look for chiropractors that are trusted and highly reviewed by many of their patients.

  2. Marcus Coons
    Marcus Coons says:

    I agree with you in that family and friends can be a great source of referrals when looking for a chiropractor. It makes sense that asking those who have experience with bone adjustments can help you get the best suggestions for your needs. Personally, I would want to compare several chiropractors and see what methods they use to help their patients make a nice recovery and make sure they can work with my insurance to help me save money.

  3. Marcus Coons
    Marcus Coons says:

    It really helped when you mentioned how you should consult with your friends and family when looking for a good chiropractor. I can see that taking the time to ask those who have experience with these types of treatments can provide the best referrals. A friend of mine was talking about how he needed to get his back adjusted, so I wanted to look into it too.

  4. Alexandria Martinez
    Alexandria Martinez says:

    For a little while now, my fiance has been complaining of feeling back pain. He is interested in finding a chiropractor clinic to help him get back into better shape. While we look, we will make sure to only go to experienced experts for advice and treatment.


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