Choosing a Chiropractor in Saskatoon to go to can be challenging! Each Chiropractic clinic has its style and way of treating, and you want to be sure that you are getting the best treatment for yourself and your family.
So what do you ask? How do you know if you are going to the right place for what you need?
Here are five questions you should ask each Chiropractor before booking an appointment! I will provide you some “red flag” answers that you should be careful of and the views of E3 Chiropractic + Wellness!
1. What Is Your Treatment Style?
As I said before, many Chiropractors have different treatment styles. A Chiropractor’s treatment style can depend on their chosen area of expertise, their choices of continuing education courses, and where their interests lie. Ensuring that you find the right fit for you is crucial!
Be careful of any Chiropractor that is not able to answer this question or describe limited treatment options. The human body is very complex and is not a “one treatment fits all” scenario.
At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, our treatment style is patient-based, not protocol-based. We understand that each patient is unique, and we work towards finding the root cause of your pain. We tailor a treatment plan specifically for your needs to get you out of pain, then help your body perform and feel better than ever before. Our treatment tools include
- Chiropractic adjustments
- The Mechanical Method of Diagnosis and Treatment
- Functional Range Release
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
- Traditional Weight Lifting techniques
Make sure your Chiropractor in Saskatoon has the right tools to help you!
2. Do You Require ALL New Patients to Get X-Rays?
An x-ray is a diagnostic tool that primarily helps us see bony changes or broken bones. When needed, you can also see the lungs within the chest.
Depending on the area of the body, specific rules govern whether an x-ray is warranted. These are typically for injury scenarios. X-rays can also detect signs of serious diseases such as breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.
BE CAREFUL OF ANY CHIROPRACTOR THAT REQUIRES EVERY NEW PATIENT TO GET X-RAYS!! Be especially concerned if that Chiropractor uses the x-ray to tell you that you have a level three subluxation.
As I mentioned above, x-rays are a diagnostic tool used to detect signs of injury or disease. At E3 Chiropractic + Wellness, we follow those guidelines. We will not send patients for an x-ray unless it is warranted to confirm an injury or disease. We do not use x-rays to show you the as before and after pictures of treatment. That is not their purpose.
3. How Have You Treated My Injury Before?
This can sometimes be a difficult question to answer. Low back pain treatment, neck pain relief, sciatica relief, and shoulder pain treatment have numerous potential treatment options. The most crucial factor is the individual patient, their past injury history, their health profile, and how they respond to exercises. There is never such a thing as a one treatment fits all approach.
Be cautious of someone who gives you an exact approach to your injury! There is rarely an absolute answer for any single injury.
E3 Chiropractic understands the power of the words “it depends.” Treatment depends on the individual. When someone asks how we treat a particular injury, it will always depend on the patient. We will outline some potential paths that worked in the past as we recap the primary goals that we want to achieve with each patient.
4. How Long Is A Typical Treatment Plan For This Injury?
The answer to this question is very similar to the one above. It must depend on the patient!!
Be aware of any Saskatoon Chiropractor who gives you an exact number of visits in a precise number of weeks or months. Unless your Professor X, I don’t think any Chiropractor can predict the future.
For low back treatment, neck pain treatment, headache relief, or shoulder pain relief, there is an expected RANGE of time that someone should respond to treatment. The range depends on the type of job the patient has, their activity level, compliance with home care exercises, and numerous other factors.
5. How Long Are Your Typical Visits?
This question will also inform you of the treatment style of the Chiropractor.
The correct answer to this question is entirely dependent on what you want out of the care you are receiving. Suppose you are searching for quick treatments from a practitioner that will adjust you and not much else. In that case, a Chiropractor in Saskatoon that provides shorter appointments will be in your best interest.
If you are searching for an experience that includes exercise and soft tissue work such as cupping, ensure that the Chiropractor has appointment times that will meet your expectations.
For those currently seeing a Chiropractor in Saskatoon, I encourage you to ask your doctor these questions! Make sure you are on the same page with the treatment you want to receive!
If anyone wants to ask us at E3 Chiropractic + Wellness any of the above questions or any problems of their own, please feel free to contact us! We are more than happy to talk with anyone who may have questions.
If you are currently experiencing low back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain, don’t let pain hold you back from the activities you love! Book an appointment today to get out of pain and have your body perform and feel better than ever before.