Chiropractic care is a highly effective way to get your body back into balance and achieve pain relief naturally. It eases interference that impairs normal health and pressure on the nerves. If you are new to chiropractic treatment, or if you are on the fence, let’s discuss your expectations.
A good chiropractor will have your best interest at heart and want to create a personalized treatment plan. As a prospective patient, you should make sure the chiropractor you choose is a good fit for you. That comes from asking the right questions in a consultation either on the phone or in person.
What should you ask? First, find out about your doctor’s treatment philosophy and decide whether it aligns with yours. Qualify your chiropractic doctor before committing. Ask whether he or she has any specialized training in treating your particular condition, including post-graduate education or professional associations. Take a look at online reviews. In the end, however, hands-on experience will determine the best outcome.
Ask your doctor about his or her technique. Some chiropractors use a more forceful type of manipulation, which may offer immediate relief. Others favor a more gradual and gentle approach. Both have their merits, but you may prefer one over the other. Some chiropractors practice other techniques, such as cold laser therapy, electric stimulation, and dietary recommendations.
Find out approximately how long and how often your chiropractic therapy is expected to last. Keep in mind that the treatment schedule and treatment type may be adjusted once you get into a routine, and your doctor sees how you are responding to it.
When you decide on a chiropractor, he or she will carefully look at your health history, including past and present health conditions, whether you have been in any accidents or had any surgeries. Most will take or request x-rays, including the newer digital motion x-rays, which is available at Tarpon Total Health Care.
Many forward-thinking chiropractors have expanded their practices into new areas of medical science, such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma. These treatments can accelerate healing for back, neck, and joint problems in qualified patients. It depends on your condition and goals.
It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations to get the most out of your chiropractic treatment. It is no different from any other healthcare regiment. Listen carefully to instructions and commit yourself fully to the therapeutic process. Contact our office to learn more about our services.