If you look online for chiropractors here in Reno, you might find more than you bargained for. With the roughly 341,000 hits that come up in under one second, where do you begin? How do you know which chiropractor is right for your needs? It’s worth spending a bit of time researching your options. Here’s what to look for in a Reno chiropractor.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
It’s important to be clear on the expertise and techniques different chiropractors in Reno offer. A well-designed website can share this kind of information, but if you aren’t seeing it, a phone call is another good way to gather information. To understand whether a chiropractor has the right skill set for your needs, ask about the following:
- Treatments and techniques – Does the chiropractor offer complementary therapies like nutritional counseling, massage therapy, heat therapy, myofacial release techniques, electrical muscular stimulation, ultrasound, or other therapies? Does the chiropractor have a multi-technique approach to treatment, or use a single technique on every patient?
- General treatment approach – How are treatment plans created? Based on your symptoms, could the chiropractor recommend a specific course of care? This may not be an option without a physical assessment, but it’s worth asking.
- Qualifications – Ask about the chiropractor’s training and credentials, and don’t forget to inquire about ongoing education.
- Pricing – Sessions can vary significantly from one chiropractor to the next, so ask about pricing. Dr. McSweeney here in Reno charges $45 per session, and her office will work with you to submit claims through your insurance company.
If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, ask how long your treatment plan might last. If you schedule an appointment with Dr. Lynelle McSweeney in Reno, here’s what you can expect.
- Paperwork – You’ll be asked to complete paperwork that gives Dr. McSweeney a thorough understanding of your lifestyle, and nutritional, medical, and pharmacological history.
- Physical assessment – She’ll also conduct a physical assessment to help her identify areas of asymmetric or dysfunctional movement patterns.
- Diagnostic testing – Dr. McSweeney will also conduct traditional orthopedic tests, a body read, and a palpatory exam. She’ll use this information to make a recommendation about care.
FINDING THE RIGHT CHIROPRACTOR
The best tip anyone can offer when it comes to finding the right chiropractor is to listen to your own instincts. Follow your gut when it comes to the chiropractor’s manner, approach, recommendations for care, and timeframe. Does it sound reasonable? Do you feel comfortable with the idea of moving forward? Speaking to the doctor upfront is a good way to address your concerns, and Dr. McSweeney here in Reno is happy to answer your questions about chiropractic care for you or your family. Contact us today.