Today we asked our London Chiropractor, Dr. Anika, to give us some tips and recommendations in case we are searching for the right therapist, a chiropractor that can help alleviate any chronic aches and pains we may have.
How would you search for the right Chiropractor in London?
Firstly, we should take into account that a Chiropractor does not only help with current pain, but can also prevent illness. A chiropractor would primarily focus on the spine, however, we are trained to treat a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. We can treat sciatica, back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, tension headaches, migraines, tennis elbow, slipped disc, carpal tunnel, posture correction, and many more.
The main difference between chiropractors in this sense, would be that our treatment techniques and practise philosophies vary. Hence, the importance of finding the right chiropractor for each patient.
There are several factors to keep into consideration when searching for a chiropractic adjustment.
What would be some of these factors that you mention?
Ask around to find the best London chiropractor for your needs
The first thing I would do is, definitely, to ask for recommendations. Trying to find your best chiropractor in London is not a simple task, so it would be wise to start by asking your primary care doctor (GP), physical therapist or other healthcare professional for their recommendations of chiropractors they trust and know to be competent.
Not only that, but it would be important also to ask for referrals from family, friends or acquaintances who have recently visited a chiropractic clinic.
Nowadays, we can also check online reviews. I would recommend to go to Google Maps and write “chiropractor near me”. Reading the reviews of the chiropractic clinics near your location is a quick way to find out about other people’s experiences.
These reviews offer insight on what to expect, how patients are treated, and the outcome of the chiropractic adjustments. I am proud to say, that for instance, we currently are one of the most recommended chiropractic clinics in central London.
Getting to know credentials and qualifications is essential
Running a quality check for credentials would also be important. This will help you ensure that the potential chiropractor in London, that you might be interested in visiting, has the proper qualifications and the required license to practise.
We are talking about your health here. Therefore, it is of the upmost importance to make sure the chiropractor has the right training. And also, the skills and experience necessary to provide patients with the best chiropractic treatment.
Do keep in mind, that in the United Kingdom, chiropractors have to be registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Any last thoughts?
You can also visit us at the Glow Health Clinic located in Covent Garden, or book and appointment online. Our mission is to help patients feel their absolute best, go back out into the world, and be on top form.