What to Expect

Here are some signs that you should visit a chiropractor.

  • Chronic pain in muscles or joints
  • You do a lot of repetitive tasks
  • Frequent headaches or Migraines
  • Sharp pains that shoot down your legs
  • You lead an active lifestyle

Once you have decided that you wish to pursue chiropractic treatment, the obvious first dilemma would be how to find the best chiropractor. It may seem intimidating at first, but don’t let it overwhelm you.

Of course, the ideal scenario is that you know someone personally that has visited the chiropractor and feels that they have done a good job for them.  There is nothing as reassuring as a personal referral.   With many businesses, including chiropractors in Colorado Springs, you can get people’s opinions through reviews.  Using reviews is a helpful method. In this day and age, information is also at our fingertips with online reviews. Of course you read my personal review at the beginning of this testimony. While I was doing my research, here’s some of the reviews I received from patients who used the same Colorado Springs Chiropractic treatment I have been seeing and continue to use to stay aligned.

Questions to Ask when Searching for a Reputable Chiropractor in Manitou or Colorado Springs

First, you need to determine his/her treatment philosophy by asking, drumroll… “what is your treatment philosophy?”  It is important to see a doctor that is realistic in what chiropractic can and cannot accomplish, so you want a doctor who bases his philosophy on “evidence”.  An “evidence based” chiropractor will incorporate manual spinal manipulation, soft tissue treatment, as well as behavior modification and exercises for rehabilitation.

Next, you will want to ask about his/her post-graduate training.  As with any field, new discoveries, new techniques and procedures are constantly being discovered.  You know your chiropractor is fully equipped to help you, if he/she is keeping up with literature, gaining new certifications and even post-graduate degrees.

You also want a reputable chiropractor who not only gives you a diagnoses and treatment plan, but helps you decide what activities or lifestyle choices contributed to your particular ailment.  This knowledge will enable you to modify behavior and aid in prevention.

When your chiropractor gives you a diagnosis, it is good to find out how many patients he/she has personally treated and the outcome of those treatments.

A first exam should include x-rays.  X-rays will help to rule out fractures or other potentially serious problems.  It will also help your doctor determine your joint and disc health, giving a better time frame for an estimated recovery.  I personally would not be treated by a chiropractor that did not do x-rays on the initial exam.  You’ve heard the idiom, “flying blind”?  That is exactly what would be happening without x-rays to guide the chiropractic care.

It is a good idea to find out if the doctor will give you his/her recommendations in writing. This lets you go home and review your options before deciding.  It will give you an idea of the cost and length of time anticipated for treatment.

Another way to make sure that you get quality care is to ask for references, three or four patients and one or two other chiropractors, totaling five references.  Make sure you contact the references or be guided to view a reviews section as it will be worth the few minutes of time to make sure you are getting a quality care.

One of the first questions in our mind will be the cost factor.  Don’t be embarrassed to discuss this upfront with your chiropractor. Find out if the doctor takes insurance.  Find out what is covered by checking with your insurance company.  Find out about payment plans or no insurance discounts.

It is extremely annoying to wait long periods of time in a waiting room.  Check up front with your doctor and find out the average wait-time for appointments.

Find out if there is a free consultation.  It is not unreasonable to want to visit the office and see if the doctor and staff are right for you.  This gives the patient a chance to evaluate the treatment methods and get questions answered.  A free consultation would help you to decide what would be best for you.

Another thing to find out is if any weekend hours are available and what the procedure would be for emergencies.

Check List for Finding Chiropractors In Colorado Springs Co

  • Personal Referral
  • Google Reviews
  • Treatment Philosophy? Evidence based.
  • Post Graduate Training or Certifications?
  • Treatment Plan.  Lifestyle Changes needed?
  • How many patients successfully treated with your diagnoses?
  • X-rays
  • Recommendation in writing
  • Insurance? Payment plans?
  • Waiting Room wait time average
  • Free Consultation?
  • References
  • Weekend Hours?

Each member in the family both young and old can reap the dividends of chiropractic care.  Adding chiropractic care to your healthcare routine can offer you significant improvement to your quality of life. Many parents understand that each synthetic drug has a corresponding negative side effect. Unfortunately, the side-effect is more harmful than the initial problem.  Just listen carefully to drug commercials and the possible side effects listed at the end to see what I mean.  Chiropractic is an alternative method, without negative side effects, to combat pain and to even prevent it in the first place.  But, you needn’t take my word, just make the call and see for yourself!

If you live in Colorado and near one of the following cities, give them a call today as your first step toward recovering your health and quality of life.

Chiropractor Colorado Springs

Local office Number: 719-357-4018

  • Chronic pain in upper back, lower back or neck pain
  • Frequent headaches or even migraines
  • Sharp pain that shoot down your legs and/or numbness in appendages
  • You lead an active lifestyle
  • Daily and strenuous tasks

Manitou Chiropractic

Local office Number: 719-357-4018

  • Curious about manual spinal decompression as a treatment option
  • Spine alignment
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Prenatal chiropractor
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