Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

An adjustment is a specific force put through a misaligned joint, typically a spinal vertebrae. This joint manipulation restores normal movement and removes any interference from the associated nerve (trapped nerve). Often you may hear a ‘popping’ noise, this is a natural phenomenon of air being released in the joint.

What conditions do you treat?

We can help with the following conditions; Back pain, Neck pain, Jaw Pain, Stress, Headaches, Joint issues, Injury Prevention, Anxiety, COPD, Asthma, Cardiovascular health and Osteoarthritis.

Do treatments hurt?

In short no, chiropractic adjustments do not hurt. If tension has been held in the area for a long time, people can feel post-treatment soreness; a bit like how you feel after a gym session.

Are X-rays necessary?

We do not routinely X-ray clients, as we obtain a lot of information through a physical examination. However we have a great referral system with local clinics and hospitals, should we deem it necessary for further investigation.

What should I wear for my appointment?

Please arrive in comfortable moveable clothing. If you are being seen for a lower leg injury, bring shorts. If you are coming for a shoulder/upper limb injury, arrive in a vest top or similar to easily access the area.

Are chiropractors regulated?

Chiropractic training is 4-5 years. In the UK all chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council. All chiropractors must undergo annual CPD (continued professional development) to maintain their license.

How many treatments do I need?

How many treatments you need varies greatly on your situation. Some people respond very quickly to care and others may take a bit longer depending on their age, injury, health status, lifestyle etc. On your first visit, your practitioner will outline a guide as to how many sessions it should take to resolve the issue. It is important to have treatments close together to make change within the body.

What happens after my course of care?

After your care, it is up to you how you would like to continue. Most of our clients keep up a ‘maintenance appointment’ as we know it is better to be pro-active about your health, rather than re-active. If you have a very demanding job, high levels of stress or significant injury your maintenance appointments may be more frequent than someone who has good posture, healthy habits and a varied exercise routine.

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