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What should you look for in a chiropractic clinic?
Dr. Ana KnollaAug 6, 2021 9:44:24 AM5 min read

What To Look For When Choosing The Best Local Chiropractic Clinic

If you prefer an all-natural, non-invasive approach to health care with a hands-on approach, local chiropractic care may be just what you're looking for.

Your chiropractor will take complete care of the health of your spine, muscles, and joints.

They are also your go-to medical specialist after any traumatic accident.

You can rely on the knowledge and expertise of your chiropractor to help you stay healthy or recovery from an injury.

But, with all the choices out there, how do you choose the chiropractor that's right for you?

We will discuss a few things to keep in mind while selecting your chiropractor in the article below.

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Check For Reviews and Recommendations

The first thing you should do when trying to select a chiropractic office is to check for reviews and recommendations.chiropractor-reviews

You can ask your primary care doctor, physical therapist, or another spine specialist for recommendations for chiropractors.

Ask them if someone in their family needed chiropractic care, who would they send them to.

But many traditional health care professionals don't have much interaction with chiropractors and might not be able to give a recommendation.

You can also ask your friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors if they have a chiropractor they would recommend.

These recommendations can be handy, but remember that one person's idea of a good chiropractor could be very different from the next.

While there's no perfect solution, you should find a chiropractor that can meet your specific needs.

If you ask for recommendations for a chiropractor and you hear one name several times, you should give them a call.

What Are Their Certifications And Credentials?

Licensure and certifications are two of the most important factors to consider when you are choosing a chiropractor.

Licensure tells you that your chiropractor has the necessary training, skills, and expertise to provide you with relief from your sports injury, a job injury, back pain, neck pain, hip pain, or whatever else ails you.

You can also ask if they have any specialized certifications and always check to make sure they don't have a history of malpractice claims or disciplinary actions.

You can use a few websites to find chiropractor's medical schools, training hospitals, certifications, and malpractice and disciplinary history.

How Do They Make You Feel?

Besides having the skills required to treat you, the chiropractor and their office staff should make you feel good when visiting.

Any encounter with an unfriendly or irritable employee can ruin your entire experience, no matter how good they may be at their job.

The chiropractic clinic you choose should take patient care seriously, and they will ensure that every interaction, from the first hello to the initial visit, is positive, friendly, and professional.

They will take all of your questions and concerns seriously, and you should never be made to feel like you're imposing on them.

Even if a chiropractic clinic keeps up with the latest chiropractic treatment advances, an unfriendly staff isn't something you should put up with.

How Much Experience Do They Have?

Experience is essential when you're dealing with musculoskeletal issues.

The more experience a chiropractor has with a condition or procedure, the more likely you will make a complete recovery.

For example, if you're dealing with work-related back pain, ask them how much experience they have treating patients with similar issues.

If you need a specific procedure added to your chiropractic care plan, ask them how many times they have performed that procedure and if they have encountered any complications while doing so.

What Are Their Costs?

Cost shouldn't be your deciding factor, because cheapest is rarely best, but it's still important.

There are a few questions you can ask about the costs of a chiropractic clinic, including:

  • Are they in your insurance provider network?
  • What's their policy for payment of services that your insurer denies?
  • Do they have any cash discount programs for insurance-denied services?
  • Do they offer a free consultation? Most chiropractors offer an initial consultation free of charge that serves as an initial discussion that doesn't always include a physical examination.
  • What are their fees for the chiropractic adjustment? Make sure their fees are competitive with other chiropractors in your area.

How Do They Communicate?

Any health care provider should have clear lines of communication.chiropractic-office-communicating-with-a-patient

You should choose a chiropractor that you are comfortable talking to that will give you the information you need.

During your initial consultation with a chiropractor, ask a lot of questions and see how they respond.

Do they welcome your questions and answer them in a way that you can understand?

It's a good idea to find a chiropractor interested in getting to know you that will consider your treatment preferences when designing your treatment plan.

They should also respect your decision-making process.

Can They Refer You To A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Many patients visit a chiropractor for the first time after a traumatic accident like a car accident or slip and fall accident.

If this is the case for you, ask the chiropractor if they can .

If your accident was caused by someone else, a personal injury attorney could review your insurance coverage and the details of your accident so you can be sure you get fair compensation for your damages.

If your chiropractor can refer you to a personal injury lawyer that they trust, that's the icing on the cake.

Visit The Arrowhead Clinic For Your Chiropractic Needs

If you're looking for a chiropractor to help you with an everyday wellness goal, or if you've recently been involved in a car accident, don't pick the first chiropractor you come across.

The difference between a good chiropractor and an okay chiropractor can be substantial, and you want to be sure you are working with an experienced, trusted chiropractor.

Arrowhead Clinic specializes in treating accident victims, and they strive to restore your health as quickly and effectively as possible.

Even a minor fender bender can be life-changing, but with the help of a carefully selected, expertly trained chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic, you'll be back on your feet in no time.

All of Arrowhead Clinic's locations offer Free Consultations so they can evaluate your injuries and determine the best course of action, all free of charge.

If you need the help of an experienced car accident chiropractor, click the button below to schedule your Free Consultation with Arrowhead Clinic.



Dr. Ana Knolla

I graduated from Life University in Marietta and I've been practicing for almost 20 years. I started at Arrowhead Clinics in 2001 and have continued in either a part-time or full-time status ever since. I love working with injured patients and having the gratification of seeing them get well! I'm born and raised in North Florida/South Georgia...I've traveled extensively but always enjoy coming home to the South! I have 5 dogs...from chihuahuas to pit bulls... and 4 cats... and we all live in a farmhouse out in the country.