Chiropractic is a combination of two Greek words “Cheir” (hand) and “Praxis” (practice) to describe a treatment that is done by the hand. Chiropractic is based on the notion that the relationship between the body’s structure which is primarily that of the spine and its function and coordinated by the nervous system, affects health. So chiropractic care is related to the manipulation or adjustment of the spine. A Coventry chiropractor uses other treatments and therapies with chiropractic adjustment to help people suffering from pains, migraines, lower back pains, stiff shoulders and more. Other health care providers like physical therapist or osteopathic physicians use spinal manipulation as well can be
So what are the things to do when you visit a chiropractor?
1 Ask about their license and education
It is very important that you ask for a chiropractor’s license or education because it will be very dangerous trusting someone you have no knowledge of his qualifications. The outcome might be worse than the original problem that took you to him.
2 Verify their competence in solving your problem
When you visit a chiropractor, mention any medical conditions you have and ask the chiropractor if he has specialized training or experience in the condition for which you are seeking care. You should be very careful not to trust your condition to someone who is not specialized has little knowledge about your condition in that aspect.
3 Ask for their insurance coverage
Chiropractic is covered by a lot of health maintenance organizations and private health plans, Medicare and state workers. So ask about typical out of pocket costs and insurance coverage.
4 Inform the chiropractor about any medication you are taking
Tell the chiropractor about any prescription or over the counter and dietary supplement you take. You should ask about any interactions with your supplements and other medications if the chiropractor suggest a dietary supplement.
5 Inform the chiropractor of any complementary health approaches you use
You should give your chiropractor the true picture of what you do to manage your health, this will help to ensure coordinated and safe care. A Coventry chiropractor will first of all assess you condition physically thoroughly before proceeding with treatment.