tips on choosing a chiropractor
Whether you are suffering from back pain or muscle pain, choosing a chiropractor can be a difficult and time-consuming process, particularly because they generally work in the private sector and can therefore charge different prices for chiropractic treatments. To help you choose the right chiropractic clinic for you, we’ve put together some top tips:
- It is vital you check that the chiropractor is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) because it is illegal for anyone to call themselves a chiropractor or work as a chiropractor without being registered with the GCC. Ask to see the chiropractor’s certificate or you can even contact the GCC directly and ask for confirmation.
- You should also ask exactly what qualifications and training the chiropractor has, because some chiropractors have specialist training in sports injuries or other problems, and if you are being treated for this it may be worth going to see a chiropractor with extra training in that field.
- Ask for recommendations from family and friends, who have recently used the services of a chiropractor. Although their symptoms may be different to yours, one of the most important parts of chiropractic treatment is that the patient feels relaxed and comfortable with the chiropractor, and a recommendation may help you achieve this.
- If you choose a chiropractor and do not feel satisfied with their diagnosis or treatment, remember you are totally within your rights to go to a different chiropractor to see if they can offer you a better chiropractic treatment. Do not feel you have to stay with the same chiropractor if they are not helping you with pain relief for your joints or muscles; after all, that is the only reason you have gone to the chiropractor in the first place.