Finding the best chiropractor really means finding the best chiropractor for you. There are a variety of practitioners with differing styles and specialties. This can be a good thing if you find that specialty that matches what you’re looking for. This is not such a good thing if you need to have your back worked on and you end up with a chiropractor trying to sell you supplements. It’s advisable to search several websites and possibly even call offices. Ask questions and try to determine what services are offered. Some chiropractors tend to focus on nutrition others may only perform spinal manipulations. It’s important to find a practice style that matches what you need. The most important thing is to find a chiropractor that listens to you and is thorough.
Unfortunately there are some practices that sell unnecessary services or treatments. Some things to be aware of have been released by the American Chiropractic Association in Choosing Wisely.
Mostly, it is advisable to avoid a chiropractic office if they require an X-ray on all new patients. Some offices take these X-rays as a way to justify a long treatment plan to straighten a patient’s spine. In most cases, these treatment plans are unnecessary and patient education with postural exercises would be more appropriate. The next thing to be aware of are offices that sell long treatment plans. There are some offices that ask for a large sum of money up front. Most back or neck pain should resolve within 6 weeks, especially with proper therapy.