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ProHealth Chiropractic

Wellness Center

Rockville Chiropractor

Millions of people who have problems with chronic back pain or postural issues seek help from a chiropractor. A Rockville chiropractor can help you recover faster from accidents and injuries, or treat various musculoskeletal conditions and issues such as spine curvature disorders, sciatica, fibromyalgia, herniated disk, degenerative disk disease, spondylosis or spinal osteoarthritis, whiplash, myofascial pain and so on. Although numerous benefits of chiropractic care are confirmed, that doesn't mean any practitioner is the right chiropractor for you. There are several ways you can make the right choice and ensure you have hired the right professional who can properly address your problem.

License and Accreditation

You should only hire an individual who has graduated from an accredited school of chiropractor. He should also be licensed to work in your area. Your spine is the most important part of your body, and although it is unlikely that you will find a practitioner that doesn’t meet the above mentioned criteria, we must indicate its importance in case you are in a lot of pain and decide to rush your decision. You must take our time, because making the wrong choice means you will make a dangerous mistake that can negatively affect your overall health.

Ask Around

Since millions of people visit chiropractors every day, you can certainly find a friend, relative or an acquaintance who has visited this expert at least once themselves. They can share useful information with you, such as how beneficial is the treatment, the cost of the therapy and similar. Word-of-mouth is an excellent way to narrow down your list and opt for services that are really worth considering. You should also do an online search and find licensed experts with good recommendations and reviews. However, since internet sources can be dishonest, you should use them as a helpful advice, but not as a definite guide.

Visit Your Potential Chiropractor

You should always visit or at least call the potential chiropractor's office and talk to the doctor or their staff. Find out what areas they specialize in, what forms of payment they accept, fee schedules, the length of treatment, as well as other information that you think might be useful. Depending on your health problems, it is possible that you will require a specific method or technique for treating your condition, so you should ask what types of techniques they use. Most treatment methods include manual adjustments, heat and ice therapy, ultrasound therapy, massage, exercises and similar. Using TENS unit, hydrotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, traction, cold laser therapy, and diathermy is also common. After the treatment, the patient must be educated on how to modify his lifestyle as well as on what exercise program to focus on in order to straighten and strengthen their back.

Make sure you follow these simple steps to make a wise decision when choosing a doctor of chiropractic. When interviewing your ProHealth practitioner, he will be glad to answer all your questions. You will feel comfortable working with him and you should view him as a partner in the process of your recovery. If you feel the doctor you've chosen isn't meeting your needs, opt for a another one and pick the treatment that you prefer the most.