Chiropractic FAQ frequently asked questions
What Will Happen When I See A Chiropractor?
When you see one of our Chiropractors, you will be given a full and thorough examination, this is to enable them to get all the information they need from you. The initial visit will include a full medical history, including your presenting complaint and your lifestyle history. A thorough physical examination will be performed including orthopedic and neurological tests.
Will I Need X-Rays?
Chiropractors are trained to take and read x-rays, and each case is judged on an individual basis as to whether or not an x-ray or any other testing procedure is necessary.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Chiropractic is safe and has far fewer risks than many other treatments including anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers. Serious side effects of Chiropractic are very rare but of course your Chiropractor will discuss this with you prior to your treatment.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Your recovery will be influenced by many factors such as age, lifestyle, type of problem, and all these factors need to be taken into account. At your Report of Findings, your Chiropractor will tell you about the result of your Initial Consultation, they will explain how many treatments you are likely to need and the likely time scales.
Does Treatment Hurt?
Adjustments when performed by a qualified practitioner are not generally painful, but of course if you are experiencing a lot of muscle spasm and acute pain even the gentlest of touches can be painful, so there may be some discomfort. Some people do experience some discomfort after their first few treatments but of course our Chiropractor will use their years of experience to ensure this is as minimal as possible.
Can I "Crack" My Own Back?
We would definitely not advise this! You cannot properly control the forces involved and when you click your own joints you are unlikely to make the problem better and possibly doing more damage. Even our Chiropractors who are skilled in performing adjustments do not adjust themselves. If you feel like you need to click your joints you probably need to see your Chiropractor.
What Training Do Chiropractors Undergo?
All British Chiropractic Association Chiropractors have undergone a minimum of a four year, full-time, internationally accredited degree course. Studies include the medical sciences, clinical diagnostic skills. Orthopedic and neurological testing, taking and reading of x-rays. They are also trained to have a complete repertoire of chiropractic adjustment methods to suit the varied needs of patients and treat the whole range of musculoskeletal conditions. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is now a statutory requirement, monitored by the General Chiropractic Council.
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