Why Not Choose Another Chiropractor?

Be Wary of the Following Chiropractic Scams

Many Chiropractors have a number of different methods of soliciting unnecessary care and office visits out of their patients. Some knowingly do this as a way to make more money, others likely do it out of a blind belief in their own model of care for their patients. These methods include but are not limited to:

  • A large lump sum down payment up front prior to the initiation of any form care, it may also include a schedule of all of your future appointments/therapies.

  • Mandatory x-rays for every patient who walks in the door, regardless of presentation.

  • Routine use of x-rays to monitor "progress" and/or for the demonstrate how they are "correcting your posture".

  • Persistence of trying to convert patients to a "wellness or maintenence care" model of care. In other words, coming in to receive treatment during times of absolutely zero pain.

**This comes with an asterisk because some patients with chronic pain syndromes do benefit from periodic manipulation,
however there should be a set treatment plan in place with achievable goals.

  • -Utilization of an expensive piece of equipment on a routine basis, even for conditions that would benefit from another type of manipulative therapy or another branch of health care all together (most common example is a practice that just purchased a $10,000 spinal decompression table and wants to recoup the money by putting every patient that walks into the office on the table).

Ignoring the Important Details

Some Chiropractors blindly believe that every single person alive should be seen and "adjusted" once a week for the rest of their lives without any rational, evidence-based thought process behind the belief. Many times, those practitioners believe so blindly in their model of health care that they neglect to perform a thorough history and examination on their patients. It is very important to pay attention to how the Chiropractor questions and examines you prior to the initiation of treatment.

Avoid Chiropractors Who:

-Bring you into the room, ask you very few questions (usually not specific questions), lay you down on the table and begin
treating you immediately.

-Treat areas of the spine that are unrelated to the area of chief complaint (i.e. Chiropractors who will adjust the upper back
and cervical spine in patients who present for evaluation and treatment of lower back pain).

-Do not provide you with a Review of Findings and cover an Informed Consent prior to the initiation of treatment.