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Choosing the Right Chiropractic Care

By Donna Kostiew


You have taken the first step in deciding that something needs to be done about the pain that you are experiencing. Choosing chiropractic care is one of the best decisions you could make for your health and well-being because it is a safe, effective and drug-free approach to managing pain and other health-related issues. But now, you’re still left with one more decision … choosing which chiropractor to go to. It’s a big step, and it’s extremely important, so don’t just leave it all up to that random business card you found hanging on the local diner’s bulletin board. There's a reason why there are more than 380 locations nationwide for The Joint Chiropractic. 


Things to Consider When Choosing a Chiropractor


We live in a fast-paced society in which decisions are frequently based on a few, quick keystrokes made in some search engine. This shouldn’t be one of those decisions.


You’re allowed to be picky with this.


There are many considerations to think about when choosing a chiropractor.


Honesty, Sense of Trust


The first thing to look for in a chiropractor is honesty. If this is your first time ever seeing a chiropractor, you may have a lot of questions. It’s important that your feel you can trust their skills and their evaluation of your medical issues. During your first visit with a chiropractor, you may be asked about your symptoms and given an examination. If you’re nervous, let the chiropractor know so that your concerns can be addressed. An honest chiropractor will recommend only the best treatment for you, and will have no problem referring you to another healthcare professional should your condition require it.


A good place to start for recommendations is to ask your primary care physician, physical therapist, or family and friends because just about anybody can hang a business card on a bulletin board after eating their scrambled eggs and toast. Keep in mind though, that one person’s definition of the best chiropractor may be very different from yours. While recommendations can be valuable, it is important to find a chiropractor who can meet your specific needs.

Experience and Reputation

Yes, all licensed chiropractors go through years of professional study and training before they are able to treat patients, but let’s not brush aside experience and a great reputation. These two components help provide peace of mind and a level of comfort that is instrumental in the recovery process.

Location, Location, Location

Consider where you live and work. You want to find a chiropractor whose location is convenient for you. You’re already uncomfortable, so why would you want to travel any farther than you need to?

The bottom line is this: Whether it came on suddenly or has been with you for some time now, the pain you have been experiencing is about to face its match. You have done your research and now you have some helpful suggestions for choosing a chiropractor that will be a great fit for your needs.

To learn more about chiropractic care and how it can be a benefit in your life, see your local chiropractor at The Join Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.

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