How do you know that you’re choosing the best Houston Chiropractor for your condition? Should you leave it to chance by picking the closest one or by your health insurance? Maybe all of them.
Your Chiropractor Should Be Reasonably Convenient For You To See
Your Chiropractic Doctor Should Be Affordable
Your Doctor Of Chiropractic Should Be Able To Explain How They Can Help
The nature of a good chiropractic care program is that it is highly likely you will need to go more than once. While it would be great if the top chiropractor in town was also across the street or in your office building, that’s not always the case.
We do have patients that are willing to drive a long ways to come see us, and we do truly appreciate that. In the early stages of their care, I strongly recommended that they find someone closer, but that’s not the only criteria in finding a good chiropractor for your treatment.
The next two years of training changes focus to the clinical sciences. Chiropractic students learn spinal adjusting, extremity adjusting, diagnosis, examination, and radiology (x-rays) . Parts 2 and 3 of the National Boards must be completed following this area of study.
Notice I didn’t say “find the cheapest chiropractor” because cheap does not usually mean that you’ve found the best Houston Chiropractor. This is your spine we’re talking about, and you want to make sure you’ve found at least one of the better Doctors of Chiropractic around.
Still, if that top rated doc also takes your health insurance, all the better. While we are providers for all major insurance plans, not every plan includes chiropractic coverage. We do check your insurance and will give you options when it comes to being able to afford all the the care you need.
In most cases, your health insurance will pick up at least a good chunk of your health investment. If it doesn’t (or if you don't have insurance at all), patients are happy to find out that we offer affordable payment plans. We also explain all the charges up front so you know what to expect.
Not every problem or pain is a chiropractic problem. I wish it was! Your doctor should do a consultation, examination, and in many cases, x-rays of your main area of complaint. The consultation is so that the chiropractic doctor can learn more about your condition and determine the initial line of thought in what might be wrong.
The examination is an area that is often overlooked. Some patients don’t feel it’s necessary, “you’re just going to pop my back after all” but that’s not accurate. While most cases are uncomplicated, it’s important for your health and your results that you have some initial orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic evaluations.
Not everyone wants x-rays, nor do they feel they are necessary. In many cases, you’re right. We won’t take x-rays unless they are absolutely necessary. Most of our patients do arrive with conditions or episodes in their past that warrant a look inside to make sure all is okay before proceeding with a chiropractic care program.
Yes, the office should be close. Yes, you have to be able to afford care. Most importantly, if you’re going to spend your time, money, and energy visiting a chiropractic office, you want to know that treatment will be delivered safely and effectively.
Be sure to ask lots of questions and make sure you feel that you feel comfortable before starting any treatment plan.