It almost seems that there is a Dallas chiropractic office on every street corner today. Choosing a chiropractor that you feel comfortable with can be a daunting task especially since their treatment of chronic pain is a little unorthodox. A phone interview is a good place to start, this way you can gauge the doctor’s attitude and practice policies.
Treating any kind of pain is a delicate subject area so its wise to choose a chiropractors whose approach is conservative in treating all musculoskeletal problems. You can inquire as to whether the doctor is a member of the National Associations for Chiropractic Medicine. If they are this means that they take a more scientific rather than a philosophical approach with their practice. Chiropractors who take a more scientific approach will usually apply ice packs and heat in addition to stretching and manual manipulation.
Be wary of chiropractors who use scare tactics that indicate a need to seek chiropractic care. Chiropractors are not medical doctors, instead they use alternative methods to treat pain so they shouldn’t be making any type of claims talking about curing diseases. Avoid any chiropractor who tries to get you to agree to lengthy treatment or discourage seeking medical treatment.
Many chiropractors will routinely order x-ray exams on all patients. Not all patients who choose to visit a chiropractor need an x-ray, especially the full spine x-rays which emit a large amount of radiation.
The style in which a chiropractor communicates with you is so important. You must understand that some chiropractic treatments are risky and the way a doctor communicates with you goes a long way to making you feel comfortable. You want someone who can listen intently to you about your pain and who will communicate what they plan to do to help alleviate such pain. Mostly, your seeking comfort with your Dallas chiropractor.