Groton, Connecticut

5 Qualities to Look for in a Chiropractor April 13, 2017

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5 Qualities to Look for in a Chiropractor, Groton, Connecticut

If you’re suffering from neck or back pain, seeking a qualified chiropractor is the first step toward wellness. These health care professionals work with each patient individually, developing a personalized plan to ease pain and discomfort. However, it’s important to ensure you find the right chiropractic clinic for you. Here are five things to look for.

5 Qualities Your Chiropractor Should Have

1. Positive Recommendations

A chiropractor’s work should speak for itself. Patients will gladly recommend professionals who have relieved their pain, so ask around. If your primary care physician has any recommendations, that’s a good place to start. You can also ask friends and family or read reviews of local doctors online. 

2. Technique

Each technique used should aid your specific condition accordingly. Someone suffering from a sports injury will require different care than a patient with scoliosis, for instance. While one chiropractor might use their hands to realign the spine, others add medical instruments. Some doctors have a firm touch, while others take a lighter approach. Ask your chiropractor which techniques they use. Most are knowledgeable in a series of them and choose according to the health concern. If you prefer deep adjustments that “pop” the spine into place, but they aren’t offered, however, then that doctor simply isn’t a good match. 

3. Patient-Doctor Fit

chiropractorAs with any health care professional, you should always feel comfortable seeking treatment. A lot depends on preference, but there are a few key signs to watch for. The office should provide a warm, peaceful environment with a friendly staff and a caring doctor. You should feel relaxed during every visit. If a specific chiropractor’s demeanor, office, or treatment plan doesn’t feel right for you, look for a different practice.

4. Competence

A competent chiropractor should start relieving your pain within just a few weeks. This doesn’t mean you’ll be completely discomfort free, but you should notice a significant reduction in your symptoms, making everyday life easier. Your doctor will create a tailored treatment plan for your specific condition, requiring less frequent visits over time. A professional puts patients first and wants you to feel better quickly, so eventually, only as-needed visits are required. 

5. Techniques to Try Outside the Office

A qualified chiropractor will offer suggestions for improving your posture and lifestyle, as well as sharing stretches and exercises you can do at home that will aid in your treatment plan. Since a chiropractor’s goal is to relieve pain and make patients feel better, your health should be their priority—nothing else.


You don’t have to suffer through neck or back pain. Seeking a qualified chiropractor is the first step toward an enjoyable, pain-free life, and the team at Groton, CT’s Advanced Back and Neck Care Center can help. Visit the practice’s website for more information, keep up with them on Facebook, or call (860) 448-2225 to schedule an appointment today.

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