There are many ways to do it, but I don’t suggest looking in the phone book for the best ad.  Calling and asking the price is not a good idea either, because the value is in the care, not the price tag and you don’t know how often the lower priced chiropractors will want to see you.

So how should you choose?

Word of Mouth and Reputation.  Ask someone you trust who they’ve been seeing and if they like him/her and why.  If your friend or family member likes the chiropractor, there’s a good chance you will, too.

Technique.  If a particular technique has worked for you before, try it again.  Take note that all chiropractors practice in a fashion that is unique to them, so even if the technique is the same, there are going to be differences.  Remember, chiropractic is an art as well as a science.

Interpersonal Interaction / Your Gut Feeling.  If you don’t like the person you’ve come in to see, go somewhere else.  Just because you walk in the door doesn’t mean you need to sign up for a course of care with someone you don’t like.  If you don’t want to sign a contract for a course of care, go somewhere else.  If you don’t like the “vibe” of the chiropractor, go somewhere else.  There is an exchange of energy when you touch someone, so when someone adjusts you, your body has to be relaxed enough to properly accept the adjustment.  If you are uncomfortable around the practitioner, the results won’t be ideal.  On the other hand, if you connect well with the chiropractor, stay there!  Enjoy your care!

Cost (a secondary/tertiary consideration).  After all of those things above, cost can sometimes be a consideration, but it’s certainly not the best way to decide.  Sometimes, the cost may be more initially, but if you’re holding your alignment, you will save a ton of money by not needing to return as often.  (NUCCA is a technique that tends to stabilize and require fewer visits.)  Cost is also based on value, so if you need to sacrifice a luxury (buying coffee or eating out) for the sake of your health and long-term quality of life, the trade off is worth it.

If you have further questions about what chiropractor to see, you can ask your previous chiropractor, or call me.

Enjoy your new quality of life!


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at