Any time you are choosing a chiropractor, you want to make sure that you are making the best decision for you and your family.
There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Are they experienced? Do you have to wait forever to get an appointment? Are they qualified to help with your specific condition?
All of these are essential questions to ask when choosing your next chiropractor.
Here at Advanced Injury Care Clinic in Nashville, we take these questions seriously and want to provide you with not only the best care possible but also peace of mind that you're going to be taken care of.
Let's discuss some of the things you should look for when choosing your chiropractor.
Table of Contents
1. How to tell if your chiropractor is qualified?
2. Is your chiropractor experienced?
4. What is the cost of going to a chiropractor?
6. Will the chiropractor work at your comfort level?
How to tell if your chiropractor is qualified?
Is the chiropractor that is going to be treating you qualified to do so? It's integral that the doctor who will be adjusting you has gone through the proper steps to learn the correct techniques.
To check on this, you can look up your state's licensing board to make sure that your doctor has the proper credentials to be treating you. Chiropractors must be licensed by the state in which they practice and should have passed National Board exams Parts 1, 2, and 3.
Another step to take when choosing your chiropractor is to visit their website.
This will help you make sure that the doctor is able to treat what is ailing you. Were you hurt in a car accident? Do you need help documenting and diagnosing your injuries? You want to make sure that the reason you're going to see the chiropractor is something that they will be able to help you with, but also, make it as smooth as a process as possible.
For example, many fibromyalgia patients are seeking out chiropractic care
Because fibromyalgia causes numerous tender points all over the body, many fibromyalgia patients suffer from back pain, neck pain, and leg cramps.
To solve these problems, many sufferers have looked to chiropractors.
Here you can learn more about Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia.
Simple adjustments to the neck and spine can restore the carriage of the whole body, so many fibromyalgia patients find that alignments of the spine can significantly reduce pain all over their bodies.
As you can see, there are a host of reasons one would seek out chiropractic care.
Is your chiropractor experienced?
There is nothing wrong with having a brand new chiropractor who is at the beginning of their career, but much in the same way you don't want a brand new mechanic fixing your car, you want to make sure that the person who is setting you has a lot of experience.
Find a chiropractor that offers a free consultation.
Be sure to ask about the techniques that are performed as well as other questions you may have pertaining to your injury. If you've had a chance to check out their website that can also give you some ideas of the questions you want to ask.
Have your friends or family used a chiropractor?
One of the best resources in finding a chiropractor is receiving a referral from family, friends, or even your general practitioner. These are the people you trust and value your opinion.
When you're relying on the referrals of family and friends, as well as your general practitioner it's important to know their experiences, and to see how it helped them.
Perhaps a negative experience was due to an outdated technique, or the chiropractor not being up to date with some of the new treatment methods. You want to make sure you cover all the bases. If your friends and family are willing to talk about their experiences, see what the reason was they went to the chiropractor. Is it similar to yours?
Also ask them how their entire visit was. While the chiropractor is the main focus of your visit, you want to make sure that the office staff is friendly as well.
What is the cost of going to a chiropractor?
Most chiropractors, but not all, offer a free consultation. You want to be aware of this going into the appointment so that you're not handed an unexpected bill after the initial appointment.
The cost for a chiropractor will vary depending on your insurance coverage. You must make sure that your new chiropractor accepts your insurance, and that your insurance will cover the chiropractor that you're choosing to use.
Chiropractic care is usually included in most health insurance plans, major medical plans, workers' compensation, Medicare, and some Medicaid plans.
Auto Accidents Injuries
Sometimes, through no fault of your own, you become injured. These are stressful times and one that can bring additional stress to you after an already stressful event.
Most accident-related injuries are not visible, and many victims do not even experience pain related to the injury until days or weeks after the collision.
This happens due to the release of adrenaline. This is your body's immediate response when trauma occurs.
It is the body's way of helping you cope with the pain and stress, but this can also make you think you did not suffer an injury when you really did.
Therefore, it is essential that you be evaluated by a medical professional following an accident.
It is also important to know that many insurance companies will deny your claim if you wait more than a few days to see a doctor after your accident.
You want to make sure that the chiropractor you choose is knowledgeable in this area and will diagnose, as well as document your injuries so that you are able to move forward with the healing and possible legal process.
Will the chiropractor work at your comfort level?
Last, but certainly not least is your overall personal comfort level with your chiropractor. It's vital that you are comfortable with not just the chiropractor who will be treating you, but the office as a whole.
Your experience should be positive.
You shouldn't feel like you're just the next patient that the practice needs to bring in to meet quota. You want a chiropractor that is going to take their time and work with you to help you, whether that be through a 15-minute appointment or a half hour.
That's why the first visit is an important one. You want to establish what kind of relationship that you'll have with your chiropractor and the rest of the office.
Advanced Injury Care Clinic
At Advanced Injury Care Clinic, we know that you have a varied choice when making your decision. We want to provide you with the best care so that you can continue to live your life in a pain and stress free way.
For over ten years, we have been a trusted source in Tennessee in treating auto accident injuries and other chronic pain conditions. We've spent years learning and perfecting the recovery and treatment process to provide the most effective care possible to you and yours.
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