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Why I Should Be Your Chiropractor....

Chiropractic is a profession with a wide variety of practice philosophies and techniques, which can make it difficult to select the best chiropractor. Because the treatment process involved in chiropractic is a physical process, you should seek a doctor you feel is competent and trustworthy. The first thing you should look for in a chiropractor is honesty. A good chiropractor will recommend only the best treatment for you to achieve the fastest optimal health.


Tips for Choosing the Right Chiropractor for You...

There are a variety of techniques and joint manipulation styles in chiropractic practice, with no two being exactly alike. Understanding a chiropractor’s spinal manipulation technique, education, and overall style, is vital to your treatment.


Some doctors of chiropractic perform joint manipulation with their hands only while others use various instruments. Also, some doctors treat with a quick but firm manipulation while others have a lighter touch. Personally, when I get adjusted I prefer to have a "hands on" adjustment. Doctors who use their hands to adjust tend to be much higher skilled than those who rely on instruments or machines.


Many patients like the immediate feeling of relief offered by a “joint popping” type of spinal manipulation while others cower at the idea and prefer a low-force chiropractic technique. The kind of method administered should be highly driven by the patient’s preference and what they are comfortable with.


Potential Red Flags & Chiropractic Techniques

While on your search for your ideal doctor, it’s also important to look out for unsafe or risky techniques that you may come across while seeking potential candidates.


There are a few chiropractor techniques that most chiropractors agree doubtful. If you experience, any of the following, it is reasonable to consider changing to another chiropractor.


Examples of techniques you should steer clear from:


  1. The chiropractor claims to be the only one with a “special new technique” that no other chiropractor can use or knows about.
  2. The chiropractor claims to be able to cure multiple conditions such as asthma, heartburn, infections, diabetes, or some other chronic condition. While using chiropractic treatments to help "better," these conditions is normal and commonly practiced; however, for a chiropractor to claim he can cure these conditions is not likely.
  3. The chiropractor recommends a long-term treatment plan, for example, 4 times per week for 6 to 12 months, then 3 times per week for another 6 to 12 months, then 2 times a week for 6 more months and so on……..
  4. The chiropractor requires a significant prepayment for unlimited treatment for 6 months to a year.
  5. The chiropractor recommends the same type of therapy for almost every patient, regardless of the patient’s condition.
  6. The chiropractor continually recommends ongoing, “never ending” care. There should ultimately be an end point to your treatment when goals are achieved or a change in treatment if improvement remains stationary.
  7. The chiropractor claims to be an expert in nutritional claims that sound very unusual and recommends lots of expensive vitamins or supplements.


Now that you have criteria to evaluate potential chiropractors, the best thing to do is narrow down your choices. For example, pick around three chiropractor clinics you would like to try or feel you would like to try. Set up the right time to meet each of the chiropractors (most clinics offer a free consultation, I do) and ask them questions about your problem areas as well as the treatment methods they offer. I always say, if it sounds like BS it is probably BS.


It’s only after your first appointment that you should decide if you would like to proceed with care from this chiropractor. I tell all my patients that they should see some kind of improvement within 5-6 visits and if not then I am most likely not the answer to their problem.


Now that you have a solid basic understanding of what to look for and not to look for in a chiropractor; picking out a practice of your preference should be a breeze.


At Accent on Health my team and I are entirely dedicated to our patients and their journey to recovery. If you are experiencing pain and are in need of chiropractic care, call Accent on Health Chiropractic Office at 301-777-3710. We offer free consultations and we'll do our best to see you today!

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“I had excellent service as usual. I've gone to Dr. Bohn for years and as I have said many times, he is responsible for giving me a life free of pain. Dr. Bohn and his staff are very professional and friendly. I always leave the office feeling better.”

-Suzy Himmler