Do you have any questions?
We’ve compiled a list of common chiropractic FAQs. If your question is not answered below, feel free to get in touch to discuss any queries you may have.
  • Chiropractors use their hands to adjust the joints of your spine and extremities where signs of restriction in movement are found, improving mobility and relieving pain. Your body's own healing processes (which we normally recognize in its ability to heal bruises, cuts and broken bones) will then be able to get on with the task of improving your health. This treatment is known as 'adjustment' or 'manipulation'. As well as using manipulation, your chiropractor may use ice or heat treatment, as well as other techniques, having explained exactly how they work.

    Poor, inadequate or incorrect function in the spine can cause irritation of the nerves that control our posture and movement. This spinal nerve stress (which may be caused by factors such as accident, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor posture and anxiety) can lead to the symptoms of discomfort, pain and even disease which are a warning that your body is not functioning properly.

    Your body's own healing processes (which we normally recognise in its ability to heal bruises, cuts and broken bones) will then be able to get on with the task of improving your health.
  • Chiropractic treatment is generally painless, and some patients can even experience relief immediately after treatment. Patients suffering with moderate to severe pain may experience some minor temporary discomfort for obvious reasons. But don’t worry if you hear a clicking or popping noise when one of your joints is being adjusted – this is perfectly normal with some forms of treatment.
  • Chiropractic treatment is suitable for everyone, including newborn babies, the elderly, pregnant women and sports enthusiasts. Once you are better, your chiropractor can help you to maintain your own health and keep your body working as it should by offering exercise and lifestyle advice for you to follow in the future.
  • If you have had surgery on your spine it does not mean you cannot have treatment by a chiropractor. The chiropractor can assess your individual needs and compile a treatment plan that is suitable for you.
  • Osteoporosis happens when the amount of calcium in the bones is reduced causing an increase in the potential risk of breaks (fractures) in the bones. This occurs more frequently in post-menopausal women. Chiropractors can use modified techniques to treat people with osteoporosis and co-manage your care with your GP or specialist.
  • Dry needling is an effective, non-painful soft tissue technique that can be used in conjunction with chiropractic treatment to release tension from tight tissues and promote the healing process.

    During your session, thin needles will be inserted near any trigger points which stimulates the muscles to relieve pain and restore motion.
  • You do not need to contact your GP unless you wish to. However some insurance companies require a GP referral letter if you are seeking to claim the cost of your chiropractic treatment from your insurance company. If you require more information on this matter please feel free to contact us.
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