As is the case with so many things in life, choosing the right chiropractor for you, being something of a big decision, should involve more than picking the first name that Google throws up for you.
Perhaps more than in some other areas of medicine and wellness different chiropractors can have very different approaches to their work, even though they all technically are in the same field. And while certain basics are likely to be a factor in many people’s decision – office location, office hours, costs involved etc. – there are really two factors that should also weigh heavily on a final decision; the chiropractor’s views on wellness care and their relationships with their patients.
Understanding the Concept of Wellness Care
Wellness does not simply mean that a person is not actively ill or injured, or it really shouldn’t anyway. When a person’s body is in proper alignment, it usually heals faster and more efficiently and maintains itself better as well, allowing for ongoing better health. Rather than simply treating a patient for an acute, active injury or other medical condition – which they can indeed do very effectively – a great chiropractor incorporates this idea of total wellness into their practice on a daily basis.
Chiropractors who follow this kind of methodology concentrate on harnessing the body’s own ability to heal, rejuvenate and protect itself. Rather than adding medications to the body in an attempt to heal it – and some medications can have some rather dreadful side effects that can make the original problem seem trivial in comparison – a chiropractor who embraces the concept of natural wellness seeks to extract the body’s own healing and protective abilities, making use of adjustments and other techniques while also offering advice on helpful lifestyle changes that can complement the treatments.
The Importance of Patient Relationships
Although two people might seek out the best Chiropractor in Overland Park, KS for essentially the same reason – nagging neck pain perhaps – as they are in fact two very different people a great Chiropractor will understand that they may require very different treatment from one another to address a similar health issue successfully.
Truly successful chiropractic treatment is rooted in the doctor’s understanding of their patient; their lifestyle, their everyday routines, their general habits and even how they feel about being in a doctor’s office at all. All of this will affect the treatment plan a good doctor devises for each individual in order to get the very best results.
Evaluating a Chiropractor
Of course, all of these rather nuanced considerations can be difficult to accurately determine from simple web copy on a doctor’s website or from advertising and social media. For that reason many of the very best chiropractors, like Dr Nigus, offer an initial free consultation, a sort of ‘get to know one another’ session so that a potential patient can judge the ‘fit’ for themselves, something that will be very helpful for all involved going forward.
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