Whether you are new to the area or it is just the first time you are looking for a Charlotte chiropractor, there are some things to keep in mind as you begin your search. The bottom line is that there are two main factors which should help you decide: certification and your own feeling towards the doctor. Aside from that, here are some other considerations for finding a Charlotte chiropractor.
- Ask your regular physician for a referral. Although this should not be the determining factor, especially as your GP may not have a recommendation, it could help you get started. More than likely you will want to meet with or have a consultation with more than one chiropractor before making your selection.
- You will probably want to work with a chiropractor who openly explains his or her practices and walks you through what your treatment options may be. Also it is a good idea to use a chiropractor who does rely on x-rays when needed. A chiropractor should always have an idea of what is going on internally and be able to rule out the possibility of any fractures or other issues before working on a new patient. Even an existing patient with new problems should know the doctor will refer to an x-ray before making new adjustments.
- Once your chiropractor has an idea of what could be causing your pain or other problems, he or she should have a plan of action to discuss with you. While many patients will need to continue ongoing chiropractic care at least part time or occasionally to readjust or maintain the relief they find, you should feel confident about getting actual care, not just prolonged reasons to be income for the chiropractic office.
The best thing to do is write down any and all concerns or questions before meeting with your potential Charlotte chiropractor.