If you have regular back problems and have a busy schedule, it might be time to find an in-home chiropractor. These problems can start off small and quickly mount up. You don’t want to make the mistake of attempting to let these problems go because they can soon start to impact your overall quality of life.
An in-home chiropractor is ideal because they can work on your schedule. They will bring any tools they need and you’ll get the same quality of care as you would in a surgical environment.
Look in the phonebook and use Google’s local listings. You want someone local because you’ll end up paying more to bring in someone from further afield, assuming they will even entertain your request in the first place.
Make a list of potential in-home chiropractors in your local area.
Ask anyone you know who may have used a chiropractor whether they have anyone to recommend. Word of mouth is a powerful tool and people love to rave about good service because it makes the feel special.
These recommendations are like gold dust. If you can’t find anything from people you know, look at any reviews found online. Not being able to find any reviews is a sure sign that you need to be wary. Don’t attempt to find an in-home chiropractor unless you know, from others, what you’re getting into.
Check their Work History
A potential chiropractor should have no problems giving you a list of clients they’ve worked with before. Even with patient confidentiality rules. Most doctors keep a small list of people they use for promotional purposes.
You should also check for any qualifications they have. The qualifications often depend on the state you live in, but they’re essentially all the same thing under different names. A college degree is essential.
Never work with someone with no qualifications. Adjustments are highly delicate and one wrong move can cause permanent damage.
Think about Price…but not Too Much
It’s easy to get carried away about price. Some people prefer to pay as little as possible for everything. There’s nothing wrong with this, but there’s always a risk of compromising on work quality. As we mentioned before, this is absolutely something you cannot compromise on.
Whilst we still agree price is something to look at, use it to split two chiropractors you like equally for their quality and reputation.
Always Move On
If you try a home chiropractor, there’s nothing tying you to these people. You can have one or two sessions and find you don’t get along with them, or you suspect they’re not as good as they seem. Feel free to go back to the drawing board before they cause any real damage to you.
This is why we recommend looking at multiple chiropractors and leaving some of them as back-up options if it doesn’t happen to work out. That way you can ensure you get the treatment you need.