Roughly 30 million people seek out chiropractic service in America every year for spinal problems. While there are plenty of chiropractors you can see when you’re experiencing back pain, chronic joint stiffness, or frequent headaches, it’s important to keep in mind that all chiropractors cannot provide the same quality of spinal treatment. Your chiropractor should be trained and certified to practice, and he or she should have experience in working with patients who have the type of spine pain you’re experiencing. When you’re looking for a chiropractor in Little Falls, MN, use these four tips to find someone you can trust.
1. Ask for Recommendations
Before you start looking for spine doctors in the phone book, ask your primary care physician, friends, and family members for recommendations of local chiropractors. Referrals are a great starting point to help you find qualified, professional chiropractors in your area. Of course, be careful to find out what each person recommends about the particular chiropractor and keep in mind that each patient has a different goal when he or she sees a chiropractic doctor.
2. Find a Chiropractor with Relevant Experience
When you contact a potential chiropractor before scheduling your first appointment, tell him or her what type of pain or discomfort you are experiencing and see if it is something the doctor has worked on in the past. Chiropractic treatment is a wide field, and many doctors have very different levels and types of experience. In many cases, it’s easiest to choose a chiropractor who has helped patients with your problem before.
3. Choose a Doctor Who Makes You Feel Comfortable
Just as you would do before choosing a new doctor or dentist, you should be sure that you feel comfortable with your new chiropractor. Consider what type of attitude the chiropractor has when you walk into the office. Is he or she friendly and warm? Professional and clinical? Unengaged and disinterested? It’s important to make sure that you feel like your chiropractor really cares about you and is interested in helping to alleviate your pain. Find someone who puts you at ease during your visit so that you can relax throughout the treatment.
4. Learn about the Chiropractor’s Credentials and Training
Finally, you’ll need to find someone who is licensed and certified to provide the type of treatment you need. Spend some time looking into each potential chiropractor’s experience and education and make sure that he or she attended a certified college or university and is licensed and recognized in your state by its chiropractic licensing organizations (MBCE in Minnesota).
Dr. DeAnn Adams received her credentials as a chiropractor in 1998 and she is licensed to practice in Minnesota by the MBCE, or the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic training in Diversified Chiropractic Technique from Northwestern College of Chiropractic. Additionally, Dr. D. is certified in: applied kinesiology, acupuncture on humans (for pain management and preparation for chiropractic adjustments), Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release Technique. When you visit Dr. D’s office, you can rest assured that you’re visiting a trained and certified doctor who is truly committed to providing each of her patients with relief and the chance for an improved quality of life by coordinating efforts with each patient’s other associated healthcare providers.