How do I find a great Chiropractor?
Tips for finding a great Chiropractor:
1: Ask your doctor. Your family doctor knows you and your community. He or she will be able to guide you to a Chiropractor that is reputable and experienced. Many medical doctors go to Chiropractors for their back pain.
2: Ask your doctor’s staff or nurses. Nurses often have back issues themselves. Being a nurse is an intense job that takes its toll on a spine. Many nurses utilize chiropractors regularly. Nurses are a valuable source for a referral to any chiropractor, dentist, optometrist, etc.
3: Ask your friends or co-workers.
4: Choose experience. The longer a Chiropractor has been in the community, and in practice, the better chance you will have a positive experience. Find a Chiropractor with at least ten years of experience and preferably a board certification. These are doctors of chiropractic who have completed extensive post-doctoral education in non-surgical orthopedics, neurology, diagnostics etc. and have passed a specialty examination to become board certified chiropractic orthopedists by The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedics or The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. These chiropractors have to maintain their board certification yearly with the certifing board in addition to maintaining their license with the state board of chiropractic examiners.
These are the best ideas I have for finding a great Chiropractor.
Things you may want to avoid.
A: The discounted initial consultation or a bait and switch. If the person promised you one price and you get to the office and find out there are more fees.
B: The spinal scan scam, this is where a person sets up a screening at a craft fair or local business using a computerized scanner and tells every person they have a bad back. If your back is not hurting this is awesome. Keep up the good work. The Chiropractor will be there when you need them.
David J. Moreland, DC,CCSP
Dr. Moreland graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1995. He is board certified by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. He has taught courses for Logan College of Chiropractic, MLRS, and New College of California. He attended Missouri S&T and Missouri State University where received degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology. Since his graduation he has practiced at the same location in his home town of Rolla Mo.