FAQ

Does Treatment Hurt?
What Happens On Your First And Subsequent Treatments?
How Soon Will I Feel Better?
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Is Treatment Suitable During Pregnancy?
Is Treatment Suitable Even Though I Have Had Previous Surgery?
I Have Arthritis – Can Anything Be Done?
Chiropractic And Osteopathy – What’s The Difference?
Will My Private Health Insurance Cover My Care?


Does Treatment Hurt?

No, chiropractic treatment is not painful, when performed by a qualified professional. If acute muscle spasm is present over the area to be treated, you may feel some short-term discomfort. If your problem has been untreated for a long time, you may experience some post-treatment soreness. This will soon pass as your body begins to adjust. Your chiropractor will be able to tell you if this is likely to happen and how to minimise any discomfort.

What happens on your first and subsequent visits?

You can find out more about what to expect here.

How Soon Will I Feel Better?

This will depend on the individual problem, how long you’ve had it, how bad it is and how many areas and tissues are affected. Whilst every patient reacts differently, your chiropractor will be able to advise you on your likely recovery time. In most cases you will feel a definite change for the better early on in your treatment plan. Most patients do express feeling ‘better’ or ‘lighter’ after just one or two treatments, but in general, the longer you’ve had it, the longer it will take to get it sorted. Your commitment to the recommended treatment plan, home exercises and any diet or lifestyle adjustments will also determine your treatment outcome and your long term benefits from chiropractic care.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

This is very much dependent on each individual case. A simple strain for example would be quicker to treat than a more complicated condition that has been present for many years. At your first visit your chiropractor will give you as clear an idea as they can as to how long you can expect it to take. Usually after 2-3 sessions they will be able to predict with more accuracy how many sessions you are likely to require, and will keep you up to date with your prognosis throughout your care.

Is Treatment Suitable During Pregnancy?

Yes, chiropractic treatment is suitable and safe throughout the pregnancy, and after giving birth. Chiropractic care can help with common problems associated with pregnancy such as pain in the back, pelvis and rib cage.

Is Treatment Suitable Even Though I Have Had Previous Surgery?

Chiropractic is remarkably safe when treatment is carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Chiropractors are trained to recognise conditions which require referral to, after assessing individual circumstances can treat you even after surgery.

I Have Arthritis – Can Anything Be Done?

Yes. One of the consequences of ordinary Osteoarthritis or Spondylosis is that the joints become stiff and painful. By improving the mobility of the joints physical treatment can minimise the pain associated.

Chiropractic and Osteopathy – What’s The Difference?

There are differences in technique and approach, as well as some similarities. Practitioners usually employ a variety of both manipulative and non-manipulative techniques. Chiropractors are trained and qualified to take and interpret x-rays. The important factor is that the practitioner is well-qualified. Both professions now have statutory regulation.

Will My Private Health Insurance Cover My Care?

We are registered with most major insurance companies, including Simply Health, WPA and Aviva. Some policies require a referral from your GP.