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How to Find the Right Chiropractor in Garland

Just like selecting the best restaurant or choosing your favorite football team, everyone has an opinion on how to choose a great chiropractor in Garland.  While you might might absolutely love Dr. John, your neighbor might not. In many cases, in comes down to a matter of personal preference.

That being said, there are certain guidelines you might use when looking for the ‘right’ chiropractor.

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One must-have feature of a good chiropractor is his or her ability to communicate. Most people, especially when they visit a chiropractor in Garland for the first time, are completely unaware of the virtues of chiropractic medicine, the reason for chiropractic treatment, and why the spine is so important to health. Part of being a good Doctor of Chiropractic is being a great communicator and educator and helping patients understand the benefits of chiropractic treatment.

But, of course, the most important factor is the doctor’s ability and skill. With the advent of online patient reviews, finding an experienced, quality chiropractor in Garland has become easier than ever. There are many popular review sites, like Yelp, Insider pages and Angie’s list that can offer valuable insight into a doctor’s assets and strengths. But today, just as in years gone by, one of the most dependable ways to find a great chiropractor may be through a personal recommendation from a friend, co-worker or family member.

A large part of your decision should also reflect your dealings with the chiropractic office itself. The fact is, you don’t just deal with the doctor when you go to his clinic, you deal with the people on his or her staff, from the front-desk staff to the massage therapist to the chiropractic assistant. One of the hallmarks of a great practice is that every staff member is always polite, friendly and caring.

If you go to a chiropractor who is nice to you, but his office manager is distant, the massage therapist is a snob and the vibe that you get is ‘we don’t care, we just work here’ then you would be advised to find another chiropractor. (And, of course, the doctor should find better staff…)

Remember, when your spine is properly aligned and the nervous system is working correctly, not only will you experience pain relief, you will stay healthier, and  hopefully will live longer than people who never go a chiropractor in Garland.

Like taking care of your teeth and getting regular check-ups, getting your spine adjusted on a regular basis will have long-term health benefits that are too numerous to tally. Definitely less pain, but also less disease, less damage, less degeneration and less suffering.

Texas Spinal Health offers an added benefit. We are an integrated chiropractic practice, have a full rehab center, offer laser therapy, therapeutic massage and spinal decompression therapy. As an integrated chiropractic practice we have a MD who supervises our clinic, and a Nurse practitioner who works directly with Dr. Mixon and his associates. Having both a nurse practitioner and chiropractors ensures you’ll receive the best of traditional and alternative medicine. Our complete rehab center can help patients with everything from neck and back injuries, to strengthening injured shoulders and knees.

In conclusion, the ways to find a chiropractor will vary, but remember these tips… The ‘right’ doctor is one that keeps your health in the forefront, has an excellent staff, the proper equipment and therapies, communicates effectively, and whose skill encourages patient referrals.

Why not take the first step today? We believe within no time, you’ll be feeling better and living a healthier, more productive life.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mixon and the rest of the Texas Spine & Wellness team.