What to Look for in a Doctor Before You Seek Treatment for a Spine Injury

February 18, 2020
By Back Pain & Joint Center of Texas

If you or a loved one has experienced a spinal injury and are in need of a spine care specialist there are quite a few things to consider. The chiropractors at Back Pain & Sciatica Treatment Center of Texas want to help you get the exact level of care you need so you can get back to your daily life as quickly as possible.

How to choose a doctor for spine injury treatment

A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Understanding the chiropractor’s spinal manipulation technique, education and overall style is vital to your treatment. Here are a few things to consider:

  • Manipulation technique
    Some chiropractors perform joint manipulation with only their hands, while others use instruments. Also, some use swift, firm movements while others have a lighter touch. Think about which technique you’d prefer and look for a doctor that matches your preference.
  • Education
    All chiropractors must have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a state license. Make sure the chiropractor you choose is up to date on all degrees, licenses and certifications.
  • Good communication
    Find someone you trust and with whom you can talk openly and comfortably. He or she should also make concerted efforts to be available via phone, text, email or mobile app.
  • Second opinions
    Sometimes second opinions can help you make better health care decisions for yourself and your family. Choose a chiropractor that welcomes second opinions, answers all of your questions and gives you all the information you need.

If you’d like to learn more about the spine injury treatment options at Back Pain & Sciatica Treatment Center of Texas, call us. Our experienced chiropractic professionals use a variety of different, tailored methods and therapies to reduce or even end your pain so you can get back to enjoying your daily life as quickly as possible