Toronto is a big city, with many chiropractors.
How to find the one best suited to treat your unique case?
Here are some things to look for:
- Have friends, family or colleagues whose judgment you trust recommended a particular chiropractor?
Word of mouth can be a helpful way to locate a good candidate.
Don't be concerned if the health issue of the person making the recommendation is not identical to your own; chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat numerous types of conditions.
What about patients who can't ask for personal recommendations because they are new to the area, or because the people they know don't receive chiropractic care?
The website Rate.MD can be a useful tool. It supplies personal opinions on individual healthcare providers' approach, treatment effectiveness, office space, etc. Make sure you read the comments carefully to see if they sound genuine. Too many review in a short period of time is a red flag.
Once you decide on a chiropractor pay attention to the following on the first visit.
- Does the chiropractor complete a thorough initial examination?
The first examination should always be complete and un-rushed. Sometimes
patients provide lab or test results and share their own evaluation
and/or that of previous health care providers. This is all helpful information,
but it should complement rather than replace the chiropractor's
own professional assessment. Because of the need to look into the
patient's relevant health history, conduct the exam, and then go over the
findings and proposed treatment plan, initial visits are usually longer than
Posted by Dr. Babak Missaghi