Saturday, November 19, 2011

Choosing The Right Doctor Of Chiropractic For YOU! by Dr. Michael D. Schrad, D.C.

How do you find the right chiropractor for you in Broomfield? This is a tough question, as there are many doctors of chiropractic, many of whom practice very differently. The first step is to ask your friends. Often times, your friends will have been to a chiropractor in Broomfield and will have a good recommendation for you, and give you an idea of what to expect when you come in for your first visit. Asking your medical doctor for a referral may be a good idea also.

Finding a doctor of chiropractic in Broomfield with a valid chiropractic license and training from one of the top chiropractic schools is also important. Unfortunately, there are short programs out there that “train” students in “chiropractic”. This is totally unacceptable, as legitimate chiropractic schools require prior education for admittance, involve extensive training in human anatomy and physiology similar to and even exceeding what is required in medical schools, and more than a year of hands on clinical training.

When choosing a chiropractor in Broomfield, ask how frequently they order x-rays. Many chiropractors will order x-rays frequently, and this is unnecessary, as current research reveals no value in this practice. Also, avoid chiropractors who insist you continue your care indefinitely. A good chiropractor will locate and diagnose your ailment, and development a treatment plan with clear goals and a clear end point of active care. Many people choose to continue with a form of maintenance care after the treatment plan is completed, but this should not be a requirement for beginning care and should always be optional.

Many chiropractors in Broomfield offer a complimentary consultation, where you can come in and sit down with the doctor to talk about your condition and whether chiropractic may be able to help you. This is a great option when looking for a chiropractor in Broomfield on your own, without a referral. This gives you a chance to get to know you prospective doctor of chiropractic before any care begins.

If you have any questions, or would like to sit down with the doctor at Broomfield Family Chiropractic for a free consultation, look us up on the web at or call us at 720-362-2225. We hope this article sets you on the right track to finding the right Broomfield chiropractor for you, and look forward to hearing from you!