When you’re injured on the job, chiropractic care provides pain relief, increases flexibility, reduces inflammation, and more. It optimizes your musculoskeletal and immune system function, too. So, be sure to choose a doctor of chiropractic with the skills and experience best suited to your unique needs.
Here are three tips to discover which chiropractor would serve you best.
Tip #1 Ask for a Referral
Your primary care physician can be a good resource for the chiropractor best suited to your medical needs and personality. Your PCP is familiar with your medical history, too. If you’ve been injured at work, your employer may recommend an occupational health provider who understands the stresses and injuries which can occur on the job site or from overuse.
Also, ask trusted relatives or friends who they use for chiropractic care if they like their doctors, and what routine visits are like. You can check online patient reviews as well to learn details about office atmosphere, location, parking, wait times, and more.
Tip #2 Check the Chiropractor’s Background
That is, look into his or her education, licensing in the state of Colorado, and years of experience. Read the information on the practice website under the biography or provider section to learn about the chiropractor’s training and specialty services.
Tip #3 Book an Initial Consultation
This is like taking a test drive when shopping for a new car–only more important because it involves your health.
Talk to both the doctor and the staff. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time, including:
- Do you take workers’ compensation cases?
- Do you accept my health insurance?
- What out-of-pocket costs will I incur?
- Do you have experience with my particular injury or condition?
- What will my initial examination be like?
- Do you take X-rays onsite?
- What specialty services do you offer?
- How long does it take to get an appointment?
- How long do treatment sessions last, and how many will I need?
Also, as you explain your work injury or condition, note how the doctor answers your questions. Is his or her manner friendly and patient? Are the answers you receive complete and accurate? Do you feel comfortable in the conversation?
Trust your initial impressions. If you do not feel at ease with the doctor or with the office atmosphere, move on to another practitioner on your list.
WorkPartners Occupational Health in Grand Junction, CO
If you are looking for the best chiropractor, visit us at WorkPartners Occupational Health. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced chiropractors who provide highly personalized treatment for a variety of conditions to help you get back to your life and work as soon as possible.
We also offer pre-employment physicals and drug screening, functional capacity evaluation, physical therapy, vaccination, and more.