5 Questions to Ask Chiropractors Before Getting on the Table

The quality of chiropractic care that you can receive from a chiropractor is based on several factors, such as their level of competence, overall experience, and attitude toward the profession as a whole.

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By asking the right questions, before you choose to invest time and money, you can save the misery of wasting those invaluable resources on an incompetent chiropractor. Here are 5 revealing questions that you should ask a chiropractor before you choose to invest in their chiropractic care.

What Can I Expect From a Chiropractic Session?

One of the things that you need to do before you begin your treatment sessions with your chiropractor is to ask them about the techniques that they plan to utilize for your specific situation. It’s important to note that many contractors will use a general guideline for all their patients, while the more competent contractors will come up with a customized plan that suites their client’s specific situation. If you believe that the contractor’s response is too vague or general, then you may need to seek a contractor that will come up with a customized plan to satisfy your needs.

What Made You Choose The Chiropractic Profession?

It’s a well known fact that people tend to be happier when they look at a job position as a career as opposed to a way to make ends meet. Meaning, people who work doing something they love, typically tend to outperform people who hate the job position that they are in. One of the things you can do to see if your chiropractor legitimately cares about the ailments that their clients have, is to determine whether or not they view the position as a career or just a means to an end by asking them about the circumstances on why they choose to become a chiropractor.

How Long Has the Chiropractor Been In This Profession?

Regardless of the fact that a chiropractor may have received an extensive amount of education pertaining to the field, education cannot trump experience. In the end, what determines their ability to successfully deliver a highly quality of service is based on their experience of what works, what doesn’t work and the best steps to take pertaining to a specific situation. Simply said, would you feel comfortable with flying on a plane with a pilot that just started, or would you prefer flying with a seasoned vet?

What Type Of Chiropractic Tools Do You Use During The Examination Phase?

In all actuality, this is a trick question per se. Even though you may assume that all chiropractors perform an examination beforehand, in some cases they may not. So if their response is a blatant “We do not conduct on-site examinations” that’s a red flag. A true professional chiropractor will conduct examinations on site so that they can see first hand, exactly what is wrong with their patients, instead of relying on a third party diagnosis. If they say yes, some of the things you should check to see is if they utilize is an X-ray machine or infrared spinal imaging system, given your situation.

Have You Ever Faced An Ethical Situation During Your Profession?

Never trust any professional that proclaims that they never encountered a situation where they were challenged ethically. You want a professional who avoids moments that indicate a lack of professionalism and not someone who will lie and tell you exactly what you want to hear. By being honest and discussing a moment whereby by they were challenged ethically, it demonstrates trustworthiness and honesty.

This article was contributed by the Bloomington, IL chiropractic office of:

Bly-Hillman Chiropractic
2501 E College Ave. Ste. C
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309) 661-1155
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