What To Look For In A Chiropractor
Chronic pain in your back can have a huge impact on your quality of life – from being active or traveling, to having a social life, pain along your spine can be detrimental. So when looking for a chiropractor to treat your pain, it is important to ask the right questions, do your research, and eventually find a doctor that you feel most comfortable with.
Find A Specialty That Works For You
Similar to physicians, many chiropractors are trained in specialties as well. For instance, Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller, and Corey Todhunter at PostureWorks in San Francisco’s Financial District, hold advanced certifications in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB) – the most scientific, researched, published, and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Together, they have helped many Bay Area residents not only improve their overall posture, but also completely eliminate chronic spine pain.
When researching for a chiropractor, look for what certificates they have and if they have ever had additional training in other services, such as nutrition.
Know Your Chiropractor’s Philosophy
Many chiropractors have their own personal philosophies regarding certain methods or techniques when treating their patients. Some chiropractors may focus solely on adjustments while others may choose to concentrate on a patient’s overall health to treat pain. Chiropractors may depend on X-rays to identify the problem while others use a more touch point approach, determining in which areas you are experiencing the most pain.
PostureWorks uses top of the line, scientifically tested methods such as CPB to treat all of their patient’s needs. Another treatment they specialize in is Disc Decompression Therapy, which rejuvenates spinal discs without an invasive procedure.
Talking to your chiropractor about which methods they use to care for their patients will give you a better idea of what treatment you are looking for.
Questions To Ask Your Chiropractor
Before committing to a chiropractor, asking the right questions will help you feel more comfortable while being treated, especially if you need to visit your chiropractor on a regular basis. It is a good idea to speak to your primary care doctor before visiting a chiropractor, so they can provide you with any additional information you might need.
Make sure to ask if your chiropractor is willing to work with your primary care doctor, and is also willing to consult outside specialists, if needed. Another important question to ask is what you can expect at your first appointment. This can help you feel better prepared.
At Postureworks, our mission is to be San Francisco’s community resource center for optimal health and healing using specialized techniques such as CPB. The PostureWorks Spinal Rehab and Wellness Center not only provides its patients with the most effective and reliable methods of treating musculo-skeletal conditions, but empowers patients with the knowledge and tools that allow them to protect themselves from future injury and to positively influence their own future state of health.
Please contact our San Francisco/Financial District corrective chiropractic office at 415-373-3897 for a free consultation.