What to Ask Your Chiropractor

Choosing a Kissimmee chiropractor is an important decision and before you begin treatment there are a few key questions to ask.

What type of payment plans are available. Not all chiropractic treatment is covered depending on your medical insurance. It’s advisable to check beforehand to see what coverage limits your insurance might have in terms of number of visits or payments. The office may be willing to work with you on a payment plan to cover the cost of treatment.

Will I need x-rays. Chiropractors are highly trained to read x-rays more so than a General Practitioner. Before a treatment plan is formulated x-rays give your chiropractor a clear picture after ruling out any fractures or other serious problems. This view of the health of joints and discs allows him to estimate how long treatment will take to improve your condition. Verify with your chiropractor when and if x-rays will be taken and how they will be used in planning treatment.

How many visits will I need. The experience your chiropractor has will allow him to estimate the time frame for treatment depending on your condition. It could be a few sessions or many months depending on the severity of your injury or problem. Having this estimate will allow you to decide whether to proceed with treatment or not.

What techniques will you use.  It might surprise you to know that there are many techniques used by chiropractors. Be sure to find out if your chiropractor is experienced in your condition and how successful his treatment is. A chiropractor who is well rounded and skilled in several techniques will provide the best results.

Do you have references. When it comes to your health it’s not unreasonable to ask for at least 5 references. Even if it’s a physician you want to be assured you will receive the best treatment possible. References from current patients as well as other chiropractors will assist you as you make your decision.

What can I do at home to help with my care. Patients can play a part in their recovery so seek advice on the steps you can take to prevent another injury. It is possible to prevent your problem from returning without the use of drugs or surgery. Remember before you leave your chiropractor’s office how you can prevent the injury or condition from returning.