It is estimated in Australia there are more than 12 million visits to chiropractors each year with over 1 million reported to be paediatric visits. There are many known benefits which have made it a very popular treatment; however, choosing the right chiropractor in Gladstone can be a big decision. To ensure you’re making the right decision, take a look at these frequently asked questions to help you choose the right chiropractor for you.
What has been their certification and training?
Whether it’s your first time seeing a chiropractor or you’re a regular visitor, finding out more about where and how long your chiropractor has studied will give you peace of mind of their professionalism and expertise in the business. A quick online search will tell you a lot about your chiropractor, their specialities and where they studied and how long they’ve been practising. A good practice will also show this information on their website.
It’s worth researching if the practice is also a member of the Australian Chiropractic Association, a quick call or search on their website should acknowledge this. The ACA is the peak body representing Australian chiropractors and has been supporting chiropractors and enhancing health for 80 years.
Finding out about their areas of expertise is essential, so you can ensure you’re choosing a chiropractor you can trust and who is well qualified to look after your needs.
What additional treatments do they offer?
It’s a good idea when searching for a chiropractor to find out if they offer other treatments that can be beneficial to you when treating and managing your pain. Other treatments can include acupuncture, massage therapy, heat therapies, nutrition counselling and more. Additional treatments offered in a practice can help your road to recovery be much shorter.
How many sessions will I need?
Chiropractic treatment aims to look at the direct source of the problem, so depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan, the number of sessions can vary from patient to patient. It can depend on your particular condition; how severe it is and how quickly your body responds to the treatment. In your initial consultation, the chiropractor will give an assessment plan with how many treatments and sessions you may need for complete recovery.
Build a relationship with your chiropractor
When you meet your chiropractor, building a rapport is very important, especially if you’re committing to a long-term treatment plan. It’s crucial to have trust in what they’re doing so you can have confidence in your recovery, and other factors can also be addressed.
Pain and depression are closely related and a significant factor of consideration for your Chiropractor. Depression can cause pain — and pain can cause depression which can often be linked to back pain and headaches.
A good chiropractor will also want to have a good relationship with you to see if there are other areas of your life with diet, environment and general mental health and wellbeing, which could affect your issues.
The friendly staff at Central Queensland Chiropractic Centre in Gladstone provide the highest quality of chiropractic care. With our highly experienced and committed team, you’ll be in great hands! Give us a call today!