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Selecting a chiropractor is a very personal decision, and the process itself should be a two-way street: Doctors may perform an initial evaluation, but you should take time to prepare and ask plenty of evaluative questions as well. It’s important that you scope out your options and get to know everything you can about a practice before committing to treatment.

But what kinds of things should you be asking about? It can be tricky to know what you’re looking for, especially if it’s your first time exploring chiropractic care. For this reason, we’ve created a list of questions that will help you gather information and gain a clearer understanding of what your experience will look like before scheduling that first appointment.

What are your credentials?

This is the first and most significant question to consider, as you should never visit an under-qualified practice. Chiropractors need a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a license to practice in the state.

Can you treat my particular issue?

Different practices specialize in different areas, particularly when it comes to injury and recovery. Be sure to inquire about your issue and whether they’ll be able to effectively treat it.

How long will treatment last?

From several weeks to several months, treatment time can vary depending on the patient. Get an idea of the timeline upfront so you can be prepared.

How much will chiropractic care cost?

The total cost of treatment often directly correlates to the length of the process. Double-check whether your insurance coverage can be applied, and then ask for an estimate of the total out-of-pocket cost.

What is your office schedule?

If you work a set number of hours or travel frequently, it may be wise to get an overview of the office schedule. Availability may be a deal-breaker in the long run.

What does a typical appointment entail?

It’s always nice to get an idea of what to expect and how to prepare. Consider asking about clothing, paperwork, and appointment length.

What other therapies and services do you offer?

In addition to the traditional spinal adjustments, some chiropractors offer numerous additional therapies, such as acupuncture or decompression. A licensed chiropractor may also offer nutrition counseling. If you want to get the most out of chiropractic care, don’t be afraid to ask.

Do you have questions for us? No problem! Our team would be glad to answer any questions you have about Wirth Chiropractic. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your free consultation!