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Frequently asked questions ...and their answers

Is Chiropractic safe?

Chiropractic treatment is extremely safe when carried out by a properly qualified Doctor of Chiropractic. There has been extensive research that chiropractic treatment is significantly safer than NSAIDS (common type of anti-inflammatory medication), pain killers and spinal surgery. Your chiropractor will inform you of any possible risks and discuss with you any concerns you may have.

Is chiropractic treatment painful?

Treatment is generally painless if carried out by a properly qualified Doctor of Chiropractic. Some people may experience some discomfort, stiffness or tiredness after a treatment, which may last a day or two but these effects are normally temporary and do not last for very long.

How frequently will I need treatment?

All conditions are treated as individual cases and response to treatment varies significantly. As a general rule, the longer you have had the problem, the longer it takes to resolve. Most people however start to feel better after 2-4 sessions. Your chiropractor will discuss with you an appropriate treatment plan before treatment commences.

How frequently will I need to come?

The aim of treatment is to get you better in as shorter time as possible. All conditions vary but generally two treatments initially for the first one to two weeks increasing the time between treatments as the condition begins to stabilise. Some people decide they would like to embark on a “maintenance programme” as they come to understand the importance of spinal health and the benefits they gain from having regular chiropractic care. How far you decide to take your chiropractic care is completely up to you.

What is the popping noise?

Chiropractors deliver what is known as a chiropractic adjustment. This is applied to a joint which is restricted in movement in order to decrease pain and restore movement. The popping noise is in fact bubbles of gas within the fluid of the joint as motion is restored.

Do I need to see my GP first?

No – Chiropractic is a primary care health profession where chiropractors are fully trained to diagnose whether you are suitable for chiropractic care. X-rays may be required for diagnostic purposes with the permission of the patient. Any signs of serious conditions are always checked, which would be referred immediately back to the GP.

Can I claim on my health insurance?

Most chiropractors are covered by health insurance.

Who would benefit?

Chiropractic care is suitable for all ages and can help with a wide range of aches and pains from head to toe.

How do I know that my chiropractor is fully qualified?

It is a legal requirement that all practising chiropractors are registered with the General Chiropractic Council. They are responsible for ensuring that all practising chiropractors are properly qualified from a recognised degree course, undergo continual professional development and abide by a professional code of conduct.