Our chiropractor clinic in Stoke on Trent often receives new patients who have never been to a chiropractor before. We always spend some time helping these patients understand how chiropractic care can improve their health.
Finding a chiropractor that’s right for you is an important choice for you to make. That is, a chiropractor who has the right qualifications, demeanour and knowledge necessary to treat your condition and ensure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process.
In this post, I’ll share some key questions to ask when choosing a chiropractor. These questions will make you a “savvy” chiropractor patient who is able to choose a talented chiropractor that’s right for you.
To book an appointment with the leading chiropractor in Stoke on Trent contact City Chiropractic on 01782 848 184. You can also read-on to learn more about being a savvy chiropractor patient.
Does the chiropractor offer a free consultation?
Many chiropractors offer free consultations which give you a chance to meet the chiropractor, ask some questions, and discuss any health issues you are concerned about. This consultation gives you the opportunity to assess if a particular chiropractor is right for you. We are happy to offer free consultations at our Chiropractic Clinic Stoke on Trent.
What treatment approach does the chiropractor use?
Each chiropractor will have a different approach to their work. The most significant difference between chiropractors is how much force they use when making adjustments. Some will use for a lot of force, which can bring about immediate relief, while others will take a more gentle approach that gradually achieves results. Both approaches are effective, but you may prefer one over the other. Our chiropractors in Stoke on Trent offer a diverse range of techniques to treat conditions..
Does the chiropractor have experience treating your condition?
If you have a rare condition, ask the chiropractor if they have successfully treated it before. They should be able to tell you about how they helped previous patients deal with the issue.
What conditions does the chiropractor treat?
Chiropractors make adjustments to the musculoskeletal system that can treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches. However, you should be on guard for chiropractors that make unreasonable claims about the conditions that they can treat.
If a chiropractor tells you they can treat infections, asthma, allergies, colic, or bedwetting with chiropractic adjustments, it is a major red flag. There is no scientific evidence to indicate that these conditions can be treated using chiropractic techniques.
How long will it take to treat my condition?
Be wary of chiropractors who respond to this question with “10 sessions” or an absolute time frame. This is usually a sign that they want you to sign up to a certain number of treatments. The time it takes to treat your condition can vary significantly, based on the condition you are suffering from, how long you have been suffering and how well your body responds to treatment.
Does the chiropractor provide any other services?
Some chiropractors will offer additional services including nutritional advice, massage therapy and physical therapy. If you are interested in these services, this is a question worth asking.
How much does the chiropractor’s services cost?
Professional chiropractors will be upfront about their costs. They will have a price list available that shows exactly how much each specific treatment costs – which helps you make properly informed decisions about your treatment.
Does the chiropractor have patient references?
Successful chiropractors will be happy to provide you with references from their patients. Ideally, they will be able to give you multiple references from patients who dealt with the same medical condition you are dealing with.
Does the chiropractor have a good reputation?
Talented chiropractors quickly develop a good reputation within their local community as they successfully treat their patients. You can learn more about their reputation by asking your doctor, work colleagues, friends, and family members for their opinions. You can also Google the chiropractor’s name and check review websites.
Is the chiropractor fully qualified?
In the UK, qualified chiropractors will have studied with an educational establishment that has been approved by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). A chiropractor should be happy to provide you with details of their qualifications.
Will the chiropractor adapt to your preferences?
If you have a preference for a particular form of treatment, make sure the chiropractor is willing to adopt this strategy. One of the reasons why we a highly regarded chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent is that we are very versatile and adaptable. We work in collaboration with our patients to implement an effective treatment plan that they enjoy!
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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