With the current opioid epidemic in the United States, it's understandable that more and more individuals are turning to non-drug methods of pain relief. Chiropractic care, for example, is recommended by the American College of Physicians as a first-line treatment for acute and chronic back pain.
If you've never been to a chiropractor, or if you're new to the area, choosing a Boulder chiropractor can be a daunting task. To help streamline the process, we've compiled these tips for finding the best chiropractic providers in the metro area.
All doctors of chiropractic (DC) in the U.S. must be licensed by a state board, and comply with other local requirements. No matter which of the following ways you use to find a chiropractor, you need to ensure that they are properly licensed.
One of the simplest and best ways to find a qualified health-care professional in any discipline is by asking family members, friends, or coworkers for recommendations. Not only can they provide you the names of chiropractors, but they're also happy to elaborate on the reasons why they like their particular doctor. This can give you a good sense of whether or not you will, too.
Next, fire up your internet browser and check out the reviews online at sites like Yelp, Google Reviews, and Angie's List. Remember that people are more likely to write a review if they've had a negative experience than if they're satisfied, so ratings may skew to the negative.
Rather than taking any one or two reviews as gospel, look to trends. If several different people say that a chiropractor's online booking system is glitchy, or if there are multiple reviews raving about the friendliness of the office staff, you can probably put some stock in those claims. Just take all reviews with a healthy grain of salt.
Business websites are more important than ever, so check to see if a practice's site is easy to navigate, offers all the pertinent information, and appears up-to-date. Naturally, a chiropractor's skill, experience, and bedside manner are more important than whether he has a robust blog -- but the website's condition can tell you a lot about that practice's professionalism.
Once you have a short list compiled, book an appointment at each practice.
Don't discount the importance of an office's overall "vibe." Do you get a warm and fuzzy feeling when walking into the chiropractor's office? Are staff members courteous, helpful, professional? Or does the whole operation seem down at the heels, cold, or off-putting?
After you've narrowed down your search, the chiropractor's ability to treat your problem and pain should be your first consideration when selecting a practice.
Your health and wellbeing are important to you, and finding a Boulder chiropractor who can assist you in your quest for a healthy, pain-free life can be a time-consuming process.
Boulder Chiropractic has helped many patients achieve these goals, and would love the chance to demonstrate their professionalism and expertise to you. Give us a call or use our convenient online contact form for more information!