The Chiropractor
chiropractor, back pain treatments
By: Jamie Allan

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How to Look for a Chiropractor

Your back hurts and a friend recommends that you see a chiropractor but how do you find one in your location? Is chiropractic medicine available in your city? There may be more pressing questions when you are looking for chiropractors who practice in your area however, there are many ways to find one when you know where to look.

Chiropractic directories – most chiropractors are listed in major chiropractic directories. Along with an alphabetical listing located in your local phone book, there may be a business phone book that lists all the businesses in your town or county that comes with your phone book. One of the best ways to find an accurate and updated list of chiropractors in your area is to search online for directories. Find a Chiropractor.com (http://www.findachiropractor.com) and the Chiro Directory.com (http://www.chirodirectory.com/) are just two of the most popular sites where chiropractors are registered online. All you need to do is input your city and state or your zip code and you will be provided with a list of specialists in your area.

The ACA - you can also find a listing of legitimate practitioners in your area through the website of the American Chiropractic Association at http://www.acatoday.org/. There is a special tab that allows you to search for chiropractors in your area; you can try a general search or find a specialist within a 5 to 50 mile radius from your location.

Specialty clinics - you may also find the nearest chiropractors in your area through medical clinics and specialty clinics. Sports clinics, physical therapy clinics and even local fitness centers will usually have an affiliated chiropractor that serves clients. The nearest hospital or primary care center can also lead you to a specialist who practices chiropractic medicine.

Personal recommendations – friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors may recommend a trusted chiropractor for you. But of course, you just don’t jump on the first name or any recommendation given to you. As a wise consumer, you need to be sure that you are hiring a competent and reliable chiropractor who speclized in back pain treatments. Don’t be afraid to ask these questions:

How long have you been a chiropractor? Are you a licensed chiropractor? He must have at least 5 or more years in the profession and have evidences of his licenses and schooling.

Do you offer free consultations? Most legit chiropractors won’t hesitate to give free consultations and assessments to new clients.

Do you use diagnostic tools before you treat your clients? If yes, what are the tools that you use? Do you have diagnostic instruments and equipment on hand like an x-ray machine, ultrasound machine or digital imaging?

Do you offer preventive counseling? Preventive treatments and counseling to prevent further injuries and ailments is very important in many medical professions.

Do you have references for me? References may be past clients who have been treated and were satisfied of the results. You may call or visit these clients to check.


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