Remember that different chiropractors specialise in different areas of the body, so it’s vital to find one who is most suited to rectify your particular problems, such as adjusting the spine, giving alternative medicine, or even cranial therapy. Here’s how to find the right chiropractor for you.
Get word of mouth reviews
One of the best ways to find a good chiropractor who suits your needs is to ask friends and family for recommendations. Listen to their experiences carefully, and, if possible, find out exactly what ailment they saw the chiropractor for, because as mentioned above, different chiropractors specialise in different areas and you want to find one who has most experience or skill in treating your particular problem.
Try online networks
Widen your search for recommendations by putting out a call on social networks or searching for community forums, where people may post their own experiences of using chiropractors in your area. Try and get in touch with ex-patients directly and find out as much as you can about their experiences and the specialisations of their particular chiropractor.
Check the General Chiropractic Council website
Whether you act on recommendations from friends or family, online or offline, be sure to check the General Chiropractic Council (GCC)’s register for the chiropractor you’re thinking of going to. The GCC is an independent statutory body regulating chiropractors in the UK and all chiropractors are obliged to register with the GCC to show they are professionally trained. This helps ensure the highest standards of practice are being followed by those in the profession.
Ask the chiropractor themselves what they offer
Once you’ve narrowed your search down to a couple of likely candidates who have experience treating your particular problem, don’t be afraid to get in touch with them directly and, before making any appointment or commitment, ask them how they believe they can help you. You’re likely to find out more about not just what skills they have, but how well and how easily you can interact with each other. This is often a good indication of how well you will be able to communicate with each other as you undergo treatment and, as with all medical treatment and therapies, good, open and honest communication between practitioner and patient is vital to success.
If it’s not working for you, find another
All good chiropractors will provide a thorough consultation before treatment begins, so you both understand what kind of treatment will be given and what outcomes to expect. You will never be pressured into any kind of treatment you are not happy with. Remember, you are under no obligation to continue with a particular chiropractor any stage, and if you feel uncomfortable, or feel like you’re not getting the results you were expecting or promised, you’re free to begin the hunt again until you find a chiropractor who can truly help