What complaints/ailments does a Chiropractor help with?
People will seek out care for a number of complaints, which have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. Following are the most common;
- Back and neck pain
- Extremity pain such as hips, knees, shoulders etc.
- Migraine headaches
- Posture correction
- Pregnancy and babies
- Sports injuries
How long will it take to get better?
The duration it takes to become pain free and regain your health is largely dependent on a number of factors. Factors such as the duration of your complaint, your age, previous injuries, surgeries, general health, diet and fitness are all factors that we must take into consideration while putting a personalized plan together for you. Everyone is unique.
We always recommend addressing your complaint as soon as possible and follow our recommendations in order to get the most out of your care.
Why is there often a popping noise when a spinal joint is adjusted?
Adjustment of a joint is the result of gas bubbles between the joints, which makes a popping sound. This also occurs when you ‘crack’ your knuckles. There is a pressure exchange that occurs within the joint. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
Is Chiropractic care ongoing?
Initially a series of chiropractic adjustments will be recommended at a frequency specific to your state of health. Our initial aim is to get your body functioning without pain.
There are two more stages to healing; the rehabilitation phase where the frequency starts to drop off, this is a very important stage of the healing process as the ligaments, tendons and muscles are healing and learning to work more efficiently.
The third stage is what we term Wellness Care. Once we have got you back to normal function we may recommend regular care at a frequency to support your lifestyle. We all know the stresses and strains of life will still be there, regular chiropractic adjustments help keep your spine and nervous system functioning optimally to ensure you maintain a high quality of life.
It is always up to you to choose how much or how little care you want.
Do I need a referral from my GP or other health care provider?
No, you do not require a referral from your GP. Chiropractic is the third largest primary health care profession in the world after Medicine and Dentistry. Chiropractic is completely private and not covered by the NHS meaning you can self refer. The majority of our patients are referred to us by our patients who have experienced great results.
Is Chiropractic covered by private healthcare insurance?
Yes, you may be covered by insurance, this will depend on your policy. Our recommendations, however, are not based on what your insurance will cover but on what we feel is the best course of care for your specific case will be.