How to Find a Good Chiropractor -Kyle, Buda, San Marcos
Chiropractic is the world’s #1 natural healthcare option aka “alternative” medicine. In all reality, it is not medicine of any kind since chiropractors do not prescribe prescription medication or surgery. When there is a need for these, we refer out to the appropriate medical specialist. Many people can treat their musculoskeletal problems like migraines, headaches, low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, numbness, tingling, disc bulging and others with chiropractic if they only knew about it.
There are many different styles of treatment in chiropractic and this can cause confusion for people. They might have been used to one chiropractor and relocate to another town and find a local chiropractor only to be surprised when the treatment method is very different. This is one obstacle that keeps some from utilizing chiropractic care for their health and wellness needs for the long-term. When a friend from out of town or a patient moves far away and asks for a recommendation, I literally have to research their websites and sometimes make a call to find one that I would personally recommend for them, to make sure they are in good hands.
I’ve decided to list a few good qualities to look for when searching for a chiropractor…
#1- X-rays taken in the office. Most people should receive clearance through a thorough examination and x-rays before getting a spinal adjustment. A physical exam may suffice some of the times, but all too often the x-rays uncover hidden issues that the chiropractor and the patient would have never known had the x-rays not been taken. I’ve seen things on the x-rays many times that would have never been found without them. Offices that don’t have the convenience of x-rays onsite usually skip them due to convenience.
#2- Variety of treatment techniques. Over the years one thing I’ve learned is that no two people are alike. To go along with that, no two spines are alike either. One method of spinal adjustment may get rid of your headache, while the next patient may need a very different technique to feel the results. A chiropractor should be able to deliver a variety of technique styles in order to fine tune things along the way throughout your treatment. Many people avoid chiropractic because they are afraid of hearing the “pop” or getting their neck “cracked”. There are many ways to still benefit from chiropractic and not have to feel the “pop”.
#3- Post-graduate education. To become a chiropractor you have to complete your undergraduate degree and then complete four years of chiropractic college. It’s a doctorate level degree. It’s tough and difficult. That being said, the learning should never stop. Research never stops, new developments in science and healthcare and the education of your chiropractor should never stop. Look for one that goes after post-graduate certifications and attends educational seminars regularly.
#4- Word of mouth referral. While it’s important to have information readily available, it’s even more important for the locals to speak well of the doctor and their office. Nothing replaces good old fashioned just taking care of people! Most of our patients come from Kyle, San Marcos and Buda and we certainly do our best to give great results and to be well-spoken of throughout the community and other local businesses.
If you are looking for a chiropractor a good resource is your local Chamber of Commerce for a recommendation. You can reach the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 512-268-4220.
For more information about our office, Browning Family Chiropractic & Wellness visit our website: http://www.browningfamilychiropractic.com/
You can feel free to call us at 512-405-0400. If you have questions, feel free to set up a complimentary consultation to see if we are a good fit for your healthcare needs.
Dr. Ryan Browning