CHOOSING YOUR CHIROPRACTOR
A Personal Note from Dr. Dan
In today’s world, with information at our finger tips, how do we take the time to find a great chiropractor? Anyone can write something that sounds good and post it on the internet, but the proof is in the pudding. Here are the top 5 items that I would look for in a great chiropractor:
1. They Listen
A good chiropractor will take the time to listen to your health challenges. He will ask questions to understand your concerns. Together, you will form goals to accomplish as you progress through your care.
2. They Educate
Once your chiropractor understands your health challenges, he takes the time to explain the importance of a healthy spine and nerve system and how it is related to your health.
3. They Analyze
There are many different forms and styles of analyzing the spine and nerve system. Most chiropractors use some form of palpation to feel for muscle imbalances, spinal asymmetries, and areas of inflammation. Many chiropractors utilize x-rays as a more comprehensive and specific method of spinal analysis. Thermal scanning, EMG scanning, and leg checks are all tests that can gain important information about the function of your nerve system. Once all the data is collected, he explains exactly what and where your problem is and his course of action for correction. This explanation should be logical and concise. Never be afraid to ask questions before, during, and after your exam.
4. They Get Results
When the developer of chiropractic, B.J. Palmer, was asked, “To what do you attribute your success?” he simply responded, “Results!” The primary responsibility of a chiropractor is to restore spine and nerve system function. If your chiropractor can do this and explain why it has improved, then you are definitely in the right office.
5. They Have Passion
As in any profession, the people who are the most successful and effective are the ones who love what they do. If you get a good vibe when you walk into the office or feel excited for your chiropractic appointment, chances are it is because of the passion that your chiropractor exudes. That passion alone can go a long way for restoring health to you and your family.
Choosing any health professional is a difficult task. Choosing the right chiropractor to optimize your spine and nerve system function is imperative to your healthy lifestyle. I hope the 5 keys above will help you evaluate and make the best decision for your health.