How to find a Corrective Care Chiropractor

7 Questions for Your Potential Chiropractor

We have been asked over and over again for a list of questions that someone should ask when searching for a potential Chiropractor in their area. The bottom line is that all Chiropractors are NOT the same. If you are outside the Fenton area and trying to find a local Chiropractor, we are here to help. Here is a list of questions to guide you in your search for the best Chiropractor near you.

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1. Do you take X-rays?

If a chiropractor is working without X-rays, and they claim that they can diagnose just by feeling with their hands, it is not only inaccurate but also dangerous. They are essentially working blind and cannot know for sure what structures are involved or what the potential for recovery is. It is crucial to have a clear visual of the affected area to get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. It’s crucial not to leave your own or your loved ones’ health to guesswork.

2. Do you get Spinal Listings off of the X-rays?

This implies that they are not taking X-rays just to make a profit, but they are using them as a tool to determine where and how the adjustments need to be made. They may refer to the Spinal Listing information to identify the areas requiring adjustments or view the X-rays directly each time they perform an adjustment.

3. Is your goal to restore the Normal Structure or Symptom Relief?

If the chiropractor is only focused on symptom relief, that is no better than a Band-Aid or Tylenol, this approach is only focused on short-term relief with no correction in sight. Symptoms are one of the last stages of the disease process, 90% of the nerves that come off of the spine have NO Pain Fibers, meaning they DO NOT Sense Pain! Getting treatment simply to address pain will never resolve the underlying problem. You must look beyond the symptom to the source and correct the problem, not just put some motion in it for short-term relief.

If the chiropractor says they are addressing the function of your spine, they could be simply referring to creating movement in immobilized joints. Loss of movement in the joints is very rarely the only underlying issue that needs to be addressed in adult spines. Posture, weakness in supportive tissues, improper curvature, and loss of movement resulting in the degenerative process are the full circle of issues we see when dealing with adult spines. Those four areas must be addressed for true structural correction, resulting in a healthier, happier you.

Bottom Line so far: A good Corrective Care Chiropractor will address the structure and will need an X-ray to see it.

4. Do you take Post X-rays to document Structural Changes?

This is what really separates a corrective care chiropractor from others. You want to look for someone who is willing to put their skill and their reputation on the line for the sake of your health. Someone who will say that they will help you change the shape of your spine and work to reverse degeneration. You must have something more than how you feel to base results on, and you must know how to proceed in future chiropractic adjustments and therapies.

As stated in the last question, only 90% of your nerves sense pain, so basing results on how you feel alone is NOT an accurate way to measure results.

5. Are you familiar with and work to Repair Disc Injuries?

You must have someone who is experienced and able to properly assess an Abnormal Disc Function, also able to correct it and assess it again with a Post X-Ray.

6. Do you work with patients with a history of Spinal Surgery?

Working with someone who has already had steel rods, plats, or alterations of the spine requires a level of skill and accuracy. There is over an 80% failure rate with spinal surgery so there are many people who still need help following surgery. You want a chiropractor who has that kind of skill level.

7. Do you work with Pediatric Patients and the Elderly?

This is vital, we see kids as young as one day old, because after the birthing process it is important for an infant to be adjusted. As for the elderly, many have special needs, especially in todays world. Many experience osteoporosis, an overwhelming amount of medications, or experience multiple toxicities. It is essential for a chiropractor to know the different ways to adjust vastly different age groups. This is a skill level probing question, if the doctor is uncomfortable adjusting these two groups, they may not be right for you.

If you find a Chiropractor who says YES to all of these questions then you have a ROCKSTAR chiropractor, if they answer yes to even 5 you have a good chiropractor. However, answering no to these questions does not make a bad chiropractor, you are just looking at different skill levels. I hope this helps you on your venture to find the right office for you. When/if you are ever back in our area, we would be delighted to serve you. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns: (810) 207-6216

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