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Be A Smart Chiropractic Patient

Published by Dr. Alden Clendenin

When you’re uncomfortable or in pain it’s really easy to want to move through the chiropractic diagnosis and treatment process quickly. However, not all Lincoln Park chiropractors and recovery plans will be right for you. Here are a few ways to stay smart as you seek treatment for your pain.

  1. Credentials – Do a little research to see if your chiropractor has further degrees or education in a particular interest area. They may be well qualified to address your specific condition. If they do not have any post-graduate degrees in your condition make sure to ask about their experience working with similarly afflicted patients. You’ll always want to make sure that the chiropractor you chose has hands-on experience in whatever ailment you’re dealing with.
  2. Technique and Treatment Plan – Not all chiropractors employ the same kind of treatment technique, so it’s very important to ask. Some prefer forceful manipulation, which may offer immediate relief, while others favor a more gentle, gradual approach. Try thinking about what kind of treatment you would like to receive and make sure your Lincoln Park chiropractor can provide you with that. Be careful of chiropractors that want you to stick to a strict treatment plan, as they may be more interested in booking you for repeated appointments rather than providing lasting results.
  3. Cost – Before committing to a treatment plan ask for a price quote to see what the total plan would cost you. You may not be able to find out if their prices are competitive or not but you will at least get an idea of what you’ll be spending before you commit to something you can’t afford.
  4. Do Your Own Research – This is such an important part of seeking any kind of healthcare. Ask the chiropractor for references, and if they’re unwilling to provide any that should be a warning sign. Also ask around to friends and family, hopefully someone you know has gone to the practice you’re looking into or can provide a new recommendation. Do a simple Google search; this should yield some standard results that will tell you whether or not the chiropractor has gotten into trouble in the past.

The right Lincoln Park chiropractor will consider your condition and needs as the highest priority. They should be open and honest with you about their techniques, past treatment plans, and general practice information. The doctors at Sports Injury Centers understand all that and more. Our skilled team of chiropractors has the education and experience to make you feel confident in their course of care. Contact us to book an appointment today!

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Courtesy of: Spine-health

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