Choosing a chiropractor can be a challenging experience. You need to find someone qualified, experienced, and credentialed, as well as someone you feel comfortable working with. The process will feel overwhelming without a few guidelines for your search. If you are looking for a chiropractor, you can use these tips to guide your search:
Speak with friends and family about their chiropractic experiences. You might know someone who can recommend their chiropractor.
Find out if the office is equipped with therapies such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and spinal traction and that they have the ability to take x-rays at the facility in case you need either of these things.
Research information about the chiropractors on your list of potential caregivers. It is important to have a general understanding about licensing and credentialing issues so you can determine if your chiropractor is qualified. The North Carolina Chiropractic Association in Raleigh is a great resource for consumers.
Schedule consultations with your potential caregivers. (The consultation is usually done at no charge.) This gives you a chance to get a feel for the chiropractor. A doctor might be perfectly qualified, but it is important for a patient to “click” with his or her doctor. Ask questions about the care you will receive and make sure the chiropractor is aware of any of your concerns.
If possible, choose a chiropractor before you have a medical emergency. If you are faced with an immediate problem, you will not have time to spend searching.