Frequently Asked Questions

Please select from the questions below…

Is the Treatment Painful?

No. Adjustment procedures are chosen for each patient taking into account patient comfort, the condition and state of progress. Occasionally adjustments of a Chronic or severe problem may cause transient mild discomfort, but this does not persist. The relief following a successful adjustment is often remarkable.

Am I too old?

Age really is no barrier! Adjustment is safe for people of any age; procedures differ for the very young, those with bone disease such as Osteoporosis and the elderly.

How many sessions will I need?

This will depend on your particular condition, its severity and your response to treatment.

Some general examples are:

  • 3-6 treatments for a simple case of low back pain that you have had for only a short period of time.
  • 6-12 treatments for a long-standing (Chronic) condition. Follow-up sessions at regular intervals may be necessary to maintain improvement.

What happens at the end of the treatment?

At the conclusion of a course of treatment many of our patients choose to attend the Clinic periodically in much the same way as they do with the Dentist.

Periodic visits can help maintain what has been achieved through treatment and/or help prevent new problems arising. The decision to continue with Maintenance Care is very much a personal one and is not obligatory.

Is treatment Safe?

Chiropractic is remarkably safe when carried out by a suitably qualified practitioner. In fact a number of studies have shown that manipulative treatment is significantly safer then common alternatives such as long-term use of pain killers, anti-inflammatory medication or surgery.

Can I help myself as well?

Absolutely! Recent research has indicated that patients who perform Rehabilitative exercises in conjunction with their Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatment improve more quickly than those who do not. During your treatment we will instruct you on what exercise will help your condition.

Can Chiropractic help people with Arthritis?

Yes. One of the consequences of ordinary Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis is that the joints become stiff and painful. If this stiffness is allowed to advance unchecked it can be very disabling. By improving the mobility of the joints physical treatment can minimise the disability of these disorders.

Will I need X-rays?

This depends on the nature of the case. It is the policy of the Clinic to take X-rays only when it is judged clinically necessary. We use digital X-ray technology to ensure the highest possible image quality at the lowest possible X-ray dose.

If you have any other queries or questions about Chiropractic or Acupuncture please contact us by clicking here or Telephone 01392 221 122.