4 questions you should ask your chiropractor

Whether you're a first-time patient or have been seeking chiropractic care for several years, there are likely some questions you're forgetting to ask. To help you have a productive visit, here are four questions you should ask your chiropractor:

1. How will this help me?
Obviously, the goal of your visit is to relieve the discomfort from your back problems, but there are other potential outcomes depending on what you're suffering from. Asking how a certain technique or adjustment will help gives you a better understanding of your back, and how these specifically treat your pain.

2. What can I do to get optimal results?
Caring for your lower back pain extends far beyond your appointment, and your chiropractor can help you in these additional efforts. Be sure to ask what you can be doing in your daily routine to help yourself experience optimal results.

3. How soon should I come back?
Adjustments aren't typically a one-time deal. If this is your first visit with a chiropractor, you'll likely return many times, possibly on a regular basis. If your chiropractor hasn't recommended a follow-up to you yet, ask when or how often you should come back.

4. Do I need help from another doctor or specialist?
Back problems are fairly common, in part because they have so many different possible causes. Depending on the reason for your pain, you may need additional help from different doctors or specialists. Your chiropractor may be able to recommend some to you, so be sure to ask in your next appointment.

If you're suffering from back pain, you should schedule an appointment with a professional chiropractor today.