Frequently asked questions
What is Chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care involves the diagnosis and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle and joint) disorders with an emphasis on the spine.
Who should see a Chiropractor?
All ages can benefit from Chiropractic as well as athletes and pregnant women.
Are Chiropractors doctors?
Yes, they are doctors of Chiropractic unlike doctors of medicine and have gone through many years and extensive training at University. Chiropractic means ‘done by hand’ and therefore uses manual therapy instead of medicine to treat patients.
What do Chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are experts in treating back and neck pain, headaches as well as sports injuries and postural disorders.
What is a Chiropractic adjustment?
This involves using the hands or a small instrument to apply a sudden, controlled force to a spine/joint used to improve its motion, relieve pain and thereby increase the body’s physical function.
Does it hurt?
For most patients the adjustment is painless. For patients receiving their first treatment their may be some discomfort
What is the cracking sound?
This is the sound of tiny pockets of air being released within the joint.
What will I expect at each appointment?
The first appointment will consist of a thorough health history, assessment and treatment which typically lasts 1 hour. Appointments thereafter will consist of re-assessment and treatment, typically lasting around 30-40 minutes.
Do I need to bring anything with me to the appointment?
It is beneficial to bring with any previous health data or images like x-rays etc. Wearing loose clothes is also helpful for treatment and an emphasis is placed on the patient feeling comfortable at all times.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
This will be decided depending on what the problem is, with the aim to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.