What does a chiropractor do?
What will happen when I visit a Chiropractor?
During the first consultation a full case history is taken. This includes details of your medical history, followed by a physical examination. Following this a full explanation of your problem will be given and treatment will be given with your consent.
Treatment is always specific to your particular condition and age and you are always given a full explanation of your treatment plan.
What can chiropractic help?
Although Chiropractors are best known for treating back and neck pain, which they do very well, patients also consult chiropractors regarding a range of other related conditions. Click on the list above to find out more information. .
How much will it cost?
After your consultation and examination, your chiropractor will explain what is wrong and whether your condition can be helped by chiropractic treatment. If they think chiropractic treatment will help,
they will give you a care plan, which will set out what you can expect when receiving chiropractic care, the cost of care and treatment options that are available to you. You will also be told about exercises and lifestyle changes that can help you to manage your condition and assist with your recovery.
Chiropractors are expert in adjusting specific, individual vertebra and joints that need to be corrected.
Who can we treat?
The Chiropractic Clinic is open to people of all levels of physical fitness, ranging from athletes to the less active.
Is the treatment painful?
Chiropractors are trained in using manipulation to free stiff or restricted joints. This can also be called ‘adjustments’ or ‘manual therapy’. Manipulation involves the chiropractor using their hands to apply quick, precise, thrusts to the restricted joints. During manipulation there may be popping sounds (similar to the ‘crack’ heard when people flex their knuckles). This is quite harmless. It is just the sound of gas bubbles popping in the fluid of the joints as pressure is released.Treatment may also include massage, stretching, ultrasound and the gradual moving of joints (mobilisation). We can also use a hand-held instrument called an ‘activator’ to manipulate joints.
Am I too old?
Is chiropractic care safe?
Chiropractic is remarkably safe when carried out by a suitably qualified practitioner.There is no upper age limit or lower age limit to have chiropractic treatment! The youngest patients we have seen have been a few days old and the oldest 104 years old.
Can I help myself as well?
Will I need x-rays?
Absolutely! Recent research has indicated that patients who perform Rehabilitative exercises in conjunction with their Chiropractic treatment improve more quickly than those who do not. During your treatment we will instruct you on what exercise (s) will help your condition.