FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSBelow are some of the more common questions we are asked by potential and existing patients. If you have any questions that are not listed then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we would be delighted to help…
Why should I see a chiropractor?
Chiropractic is a pain relief technique that offers respite for muscles, joints, bones and connective tissue like cartilages, ligaments and tendons.
Chiropractors use proactive spinal manipulation where appropriate, management and offer alternate techniques to surgery and medication in order to rectify the body pains. Used sometimes in combination with conventional medical treatment, the Chiropractor is able to manually adjust your joints and muscles to restore flexibility and movement to joints.
The question raised however is— Why should you see a Chiropractor?
- Intense lower back pains
- Pregnancy back pains
- Actively involved in sports
- Sudden pain onset
For patients who fall in the above criteria and suffer with constant pain, a visit to the Chiropractor will perhaps offer tremendous relief to your well-being. The Chiropractor aims to restore the functionality in the body in addition to pain relief.
Chiropractic is a very safe and effective mode of treatment for the lower back pain suitable for all ages.
What is the difference between a chiropractor, osteopath and physiotherapist?
Probably our most popular question! We have created a dedicated page just for it here…
What techniques will a Chiropractor use to treat my condition and will it be painful?
Generally chiropractic treatment does not hurt, but occasionally there might be some short lived discomfort, which passes quickly for most patients. If your problem has been there for a long time you may be sore afterwards as your body adjusts to the treatment. At the Chiropractic Clinic we use a variety of different techniques such as manipulation (diversified), spinal mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, as well as home advice about exercise and posture.
How many treatments will I need?
Without a full assessment of your condition it is hard to answer this question, however, as a general rule we on average see a patient for 4-6 treatments. This does also depend on type of complaint and length of time that you have had the problem. Some acute recent onset complaints can improve with just a couple of treatments.
What training do Chiropractors have?
All Chiropractors at the Chiropractic Clinic are members of either the BCA (British Chiropractic Association) or the SCA (Scottish Chiropractic Association). All the Chiropractors are also are registered under the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) which is the statutory regulator for Chiropractors. Chiropractors are educated to a very high standard and have studied for a minimum of four years full time at an International Recommended College of Chiropractics. Topics studied include radiology, the taking of X-Rays, health science, including anatomy, physiology, neurology and bio-mechanics. We are well educated as primary care practitioners with the ability to diagnose a condition and treat the presenting complaint.
Do I need to be referred by my doctor?
Chiropractics is a Primary Health Care profession so you do not need to be referred by your GP. However, with your consent, the Chiropractor can communicate with your GP about your treatment, if you so wish.