Some of the conditions we can treat are:
The purpose of your first visit is to discuss your problem, for the chiropractor to find the underlying cause of your problem and determine whether chiropractic treatment would be able to help.
The chiropractor will take a full case history, previous health history, and conduct a thorough neurological, orthpoaedic and chiropractic specific examination.
If you are taking any medications, it is useful if you can bring a list of these with you.
Depending on your condition, Xrays or MRI scans may be necessary to help analyse and diagnose conditions that may require a different form of treatment. This only occurs on rare occasions and everything will be fully explained beforehand.
This may occur during your initial consultation or on a separate occasion once x-rays or further tests have been completed.
By this time, your chiropractor will have assessed your findings and discuss with you a detailed explanation of what the problem is, and what the best course of action availablel to you.
An individually tailored plan of care will then be recommended to you.
This usually occurs during your first appointment and will involve a combination of specific adjustment, mobilisations, soft tissue techniques and acupuncture to the spine, joints and muscles in order to help restore normal function, relax muscles, remove strain from ligaments, improve the efficiency of the nervous sytem and thus relieving pain.
The Consultation, Report of Findings and 1st Treatment normally occur on the 1st visit and takes around 45minutes to an hour.
Subsequent Treatments are around 20 minutes.
Like a regular work out at the gym, each chiropractic adjustment will build on the one before. You may also be given exercises and other lifestyle advice to complement your adjustments, and enable you to reap maximum health benefits.
At the start of the treatment plan our goal is to reduce pain and increase function as quickly as possible. This usually involves a higher frequency if appointmets.
Once you are out of pain, we will aim to maintain these gains and prevent future relapses through specifically tailored exercises, core stability training and lifestyle advice therefore increasing stability, joint mobility and muscular strength. These treatments are less frequent and will place an emphasis on you to maintain these benefits.
In this stage the appointments are further apart (sometimes every month, 3 months or even 6 months) and involves a thorough check in order to prevent future relapses and maintain all improvements.
However, how long you would like to benefit from chiropractic care is entirely up to you and a plan of care can be stopped at any time.
This will depend on:
* Your condition
* How severe it is
* How long you have had a condition
* How you respond to treatment
* How much of your chiropractor’s advice you follow
Your chiropractor will explain all details in full on your 1st visit so that you can make an informed decision, review your progress regularly and you will be asked to give your consent to any changes to your treatment plan.
* NOT an alternative to painkillers, or a quick fix – it is a completely natural method of stimulating the healing response within your body.
* NOT dangerous – chiropractors use gentle techniques to induce changes in the body. It is safe, and often recommended, even for children and babies, the elderly, and even during pregnancy.
* NOT an alternative form of healthcare, it is scientifically based and is the third largest health profession in the world, after medicine and dentistry.
The Chiropractic profession is now subject to statutory regulation in the UK and regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC), and anyone practicing as a Chiropractor must be registered with The General Chiropractic Council.