What makes a good chiropractor?
You have many choices for chiropractors in Thousand Oaks. But what should you look for when choosing your Thousand Oaks chiropractor? If there are good chiropractors, then there conversely must be bad chiropractors.
To be honest, bad chiropractors tend to be hard to find. I believe this is because to even want to get into being a chiropractor is to want to heal people and make them healthy and whole again. You don’t find many people with that goal who also have poor ethics.
That being said, some chiropractic’s might have poor business practices and processes than others, or might even have some bad past teaching that they believe to be good and true but can lead to further pain and injury. My goal is that you have a basic idea of what to look for and warning signs of practices to avoid.
The Cornerstone of Chiropractic Health: The Spine
First, we should start with the cornerstone of chiropractic health: the spine. The spine is vital to the overall health and operation of your body. Your chiropractor should be assessing the health of your spine and the muscles that support it. When your spine is unhealthy, the rest of your body will be in pain. A chiropractor’s job is not simply to adjust you and provide temporary relief, but to educate and assist you in living a healthy spine lifestyle. There are many misconceptions about healthy living, as even exercises can be detrimental to your spine health.
The Chiropractic Holistic Approach
A good chiropractor will also take a holistic approach to your health. This is more of a custom individual treatment plan, rather than a general treatment method applied to all. This is because everyone’s body and health is as unique as their personalities. A good chiropractor believes that good health is more than just treating a body part that hurts but looks at the whole body, usually starting with the spine. The ultimate goal is not simply alleviating some pain, but creating wellness in the entire body so the individual doesn’t just feel better, but thrives!
Just as a dentist will constantly encourage patients to brush and floss at least twice a day, a good chiropractor will encourage good posture and proper mobility. Many modern day jobs require sitting at a desk, and this can be a disaster for spine health. The shoulders start slumping forward as does the spine. Year after year of this can cause extremely detrimental effects on the body.
Patients need to realize that they might have the best chiropractor in the world but the responsibility is on them to be a “good patient”. Most folks don’t know enough about muscles and the spine to realize the importance posture. After visiting a good chiropractor, they see that the physical problem that affects them is totally back related and that with proper treatment and manipulation of the spine that the cure will start to take place. However, discipline is required on the part of the patient to live out the cure of proper posture.
Chiropractic Training and Certification
A good chiropractor will obviously have had to gone through training and education to be certified to practice. It’s somewhat impressive the amount of training, discipline and education that is required to be a fully qualified doctor of chiropractic, but that level of knowledge and training will be immediately apparent when being treated by a good chiropractor.
On a personal level, a good chiropractor will be like a good friend, in that they will listen attentively to you and follow up with related questions. To be a good chiropractor they must know and fully understand the pain you are experiencing to diagnose and treat it. Like a detective, they will investigate until they find the problem and apply the best solution for your body.
Sometimes a regular doctor will recommend an invasive surgery to fix a problem. While this may be one solution, many times a good chiropractor can apply more holistic approaches that will avoid such dangerous procedures, and many times can be more beneficial in the long run to you health.
A good chiropractor is much more than a “back-cracker”. A good chiropractor in Thousand Oaks will be able to treat many ailments from stress, to many diseases and conditions that don’t require major medication or surgery, but perhaps a major change in lifestyle and overall healthy living.
At Omega Rehab, our goal is to treat you with all the respect and integrity that you deserve with goal of total body recovery and wellness. Our Thousand Oaks chiropractic has one numerous awards and we are dedicated to serving the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. Book your appointment today for a spine evaluation to start getting health today!