Choose the Best Chiropractor in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles
How do you choose the best chiropractor in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles? Want the basics? Many people can get fooled into picking a chiropractor for frivolous reasons; like he has a Beverly Hills address, or he chose to have an odd name. Let's get serious. Here are the basics so that you can know what your choices really are, and how you can be more informed to choose the right chiropractor for you: the best chiropractor in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles.
There are basically three types of chiropractors: the first type tells you there are only two types of chiropractors; him and the others; lumping the other two types together. Be careful with the ones that tell you there are only two types of chiropractors. This is real dogma. They use meaningless, antiquated expressions to describe chiropractors because they think you will fall for their sales pitch. They expect you not to know any better. They use this old dogma to sell you. It's an "us vs. them" marketing ploy. Such a chiropractor wants you to believe that you and he are the "us" and everyone else is "them." When a chiropractor tells you that all chiropractors who are not like him are wrong or bad, steer clear! It's just a sales strategy. Take this type of "selling point" as your warning signal.
Fact: A chiropractor in a large city like a chiropractor in Los Angeles is faced with a lot of competition. Fact: Some chiropractors face this competition by trying to undermine their competition: namely, the other chiropractors in Los Angeles. Is that the kind of person you want to care for you? NO! Here's a simple rule to follow: Any chiropractor who refuses to be a member of his predominant state chiropractic association (in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, that only means the California Chiropractic Association), is telling you that he does not care enough about his own profession to associate with other good chiropractors who do care about their profession. Not a member? Steer clear.
Three types of chiropractors:
The first type of chiropractor is the spine-only, (no matter what) type, who might tell you that there are only two types of chiropractors. Watch-out for a spine-only chiropractor who runs to pharmaceutical drugs at the first sign of distress in his own life. He cleverly hides that he is the ultimate hypocrite. Chiropractic is a drugless/drug-free profession. Period. Just ask your prospective Beverly Hills chiropractor if he has ever taken any antidepressants or anti-psychotic drugs, and if so, why he fled to drugs as his solution. If he had done that, you should be able to smell the hypocrisy.
The 2nd basic type of chiropractor is the symptom-treating chiropractor, who almost exclusively treats auto injuries, sports injuries, and people in acute pain. Symptom treating chiropractors are the most vocal in terms of advertising, and this is the reason why most people will associate a chiropractor with back pain and neck pain. Understandably, after a whiplash, you might be more interested in finding the help of a chiropractor who primarily has an acute-care type of practice.
In general, symptom treating chiropractors are very effective at naturally treating pain without any drugs. Good! Therefore, chiropractic is naturally connected to the drugless treatment of back pain and neck pain. Chiropractors are the key to treating pain without using opioids. Chiropractors are the solution for the opioid crisis. But this does not limit all that chiropractors can do for you.
You will understand more by learning about the third type of chiropractor.
Chiropractic Is A Lot More Than Just Adjusting Your Spine
The third basic type of chiropractor is the full-scope, integrative chiropractor. What does "full-scope" mean? It means full spectrum: a full scope of practice. The scope of practice of any kind of doctor is all of the things he is allowed —by law— to do. As a natural holistic doctor in Los Angeles— an integrative chiropractor integrates all things natural to improve your health. He integrates all the body areas including your spine, and does not limit himself to problems of the spine only. Does the integrative chiropractor adjust or align the spine? Yes. Does the integrative chiropractor address acute pain? Yes, but the integrative chiropractor excels in helping people with chronic conditions (3 months duration, or more) that have already resisted other types of care; including treatments from the "specialists," who may treat the symptom of the condition with pharmaceutical drugs.
Helping people with chronic conditions (not limited to pain at all) is his strength!
Is an integrative chiropractor the Best Chiropractor in Beverly Hills?
How is an integrative chiropractor's approach different than another type of chiropractor? It all starts with your evaluation. Should the kind of evaluation you get from any kind of doctor fit your own special needs? Of course it should! What about the therapeutic component? Do you think your own course of care given by any kind of doctor, chiropractor or not, should be different than someone else's care, depending on your specific needs? Yes, it should! A full-scope chiropractor will offer individualized care that doesn't mimic the care of all other patients. Individual needs matter! Unique conditions matter! Your care is for you.
A word of caution: Don't just ask a prospective chiropractor if he is an integrative chiropractor. That would be like asking a stranger if he lost a gold watch, and revealing the brand. Don't ask him a question that already gives him a good answer. He has to answer you without your help. Arm yourself with knowlegable questions before you go to a chiropractor in Beverly Hills, and find out the answers before you start.
Ask "what kind of a chiropractor are you?" Find out if he cares about his profession and is a member of the predominant state association. Ask, "are you a member of the California Chiropractic Association?" You will do yourself a world of good in receiving the right kind of care for your specific needs. Isn't that what this is about in the first place? It's about finding the best care for you; the best chiropractor in Los Angeles/best chiropractor in Beverly Hills is the one that serves your needs best.
The integrative chiropractor practices a full scope. He doesn't limit himself like a spine-only chiropractor. Neither does he only focus on acute pain, or injury like a symptom-treating chiropractor. He includes nutritional methods of natural functional medicine in his practice. He doesn't say that only his type of chiropractic practice is good and that all others are bad. A full-scope chiropractor is truly an integrative chiropractor, taking your full body into account, integrating hands-on, and nutritional, drugless methods to help his patients. He is a member of his predominant State Chiropractic Association (in California, that means the "CCA"), associates with other chiropractors, and enjoys the expansiveness of the chiropractic principles that make chiropractic a distinct delivery of unlimited, drugless health care.
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